No Woman is an Island Series - The Importance of building a team!


No man or woman is an island and so nobody can fulfill all his or her responsibilities without the help and motivation of others. Truly, a company, a sports team, or organization will be miserable if the members of it will were not willing to work with one another. A certain group will not be able to achieve its vision and mission if there’s no unity and teamwork.


In this series, you will learn more about one word: UNITY and its benefits to you, to your peers and to your group. Start reading today and find the right answers to all the questions you have in mind.


Unity Basics


Unity is one of the most important things that every person should practice. Wherever you go, you will find that unity matters in everything. It is very essential inside a company, organization, and even in a community.

Just imagine a group of people working and helping each other in doing and completing a certain activity. Visualize how much they care for each other. It seems very pleasing, right? That’s what unity can do. With unity, everything works out. When each member of the team starts to care for each other, no problems will be hard to resolve.

If unity is absent and members of the group are not willing to work with one another, problems will arise. If unity is absent in your team, these things will surely happen:

· When there’s a problem that could lead to the failure of the team, the members will keep on blaming each other. No one will admit that it’s their fault because they will be worried that the other members of the team will blame them. When unity is applied, everyone works together as a whole. There is no blame game to play.

· If someone in the team needs help, other members will simply ignore that person. They also most likely will not give you any of their time. They will keep making excuses because they only want to focus their attention and time on their own responsibilities. A group that

practices unity thinks of helping someone in need of assistance as a very important obligation.

· A group that does not practice unity will be divided into two when it comes to making big decisions. This will lead to misunderstandings and debates.

· The group’s goal will be more difficult to achieve. The group will take more time to complete the goal. There will be little to no chance of achieving great results.

· The members of a group that is not united will typically prefer to be alone when working. They will not ask for help from one another even if they are having a hard time with their assigned task.

These are the common issues that a group will face if the members are not united with each other. A “group” that is not united cannot be called or recognized as a group. A group is composed of people who work together with care and concern for each other. So, if your group is not practicing unity, do you think your “team” is really a team? Why Is Unity Important? Whether you’re a player, a member of a certain organization or a part of a very important project inside a company…whoever you are, you must learn to work with others and how to become united. In order for a company or a team to function appropriately and meet its objectives, unity is vital.


Unity affects many different things from a team to a community or a company, and it can either make or break everything. Unity will be sure to make any project or group goal much easier to accomplish because everyone will be looking out for each other. If unity is valued, these things can be achieved: Efficiency and Work Speed A united group of people is typically more capable of accomplishing their tasks faster and more effectively. Employing the strength of every team member and dividing the work consequently encourages enthusiasm, a sense of assurance and greater efforts put forward by the group. This in the end will cause a stronger result. With unity, you will find every task is done without exerting too much effort and the team will finish the task in a timely manner. It also means that the whole process becomes smoother. Creativity Team unity can also go far in terms of creativity and developing brilliant and new ideas and tactics. When people with different minds and ideas gather, the available choices will be plentiful and diverse. Aside from having more ideas to choose from, unity will also produce ideas across a wide range, as the members of a group come from varying life experiences and perspectives. Team Power As a person joins a group, he or she will become a stronger force. If you are not willing to work with others, no matter how dedicated or talented you might be; there are going to be things that you can’t do, either because of skill limitations, time, or experience. A united group has power, and it can complete far greater tasks because it draws different strengths from different people. Along with a variation of strengths you will also be provided with a collection of skills and experience as well as the united flexibility of the members. Learning In a company of a solid group, the process of learning could also turn out to be significantly easier. When you interact with others, you will find that learning becomes a more substantial and real experience. Being a member of a group allows a person to obtain a fresh perspective on issues.

Support and Motivation The members of a group who are united motivate, support and inspire one another. An individual who prefers to work alone has to rely only on themself for enthusiasm to plow all the way through difficult situations. If a person chooses to join a group and work with the members of that team, he or she can depend on their assistance whenever he or she needs it. Besides, a united member helps to motivate others throughout the good and bad times. As you can see, unity can bring many benefits that everyone in the group will certainly enjoy. Your team deserves to experience such benefits and you can start making it possible today. With determination and willingness to succeed, you will soon be able to deal with others well and that will eventually let you learn how to be united with them.


Two Main Ingredients That Create Team Unity


New leaders of teams and managers are always curious to learn the secret ingredients which create unity inside a group. They think there’s a secret they should know…but the truth is that there’s no secret.


Team unity can be formed through combining two essential aspects and they are the following:


· Unity can be created when individuals care about the goal of their team.

· It can also be created when the members of the group care for each other.


Without these two ingredients, unity will never be formed, and you will have nothing to promote. On the other hand, the strength of the unity depends on how much concern every person in the group shows. Groups that are low-performing and dysfunctional care very little for any of the two.


Meanwhile, those teams that are able to achieve average success might care a little bit for each other. However, high-performing groups care a lot about each member.


The role of the leader here is identifying which of these ingredients is absent or in the least supply. He or she needs to be the catalyst for team improvement. This can be done by providing reflection, motivation and interaction.

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