When you hand good people the possibility of something better, they do great things.
A team is the coming together of like-minded people working in a singular flow towards the same goal with greatest efficiency. It requires every member of the group to be accountable for their role and share the workload to make things easier. Helping them achieve their goals for the betterment of the company. Teamwork and trust go hand in hand as great things were never achieved by teams wherein the individual had to constantly look behind his or her back.
A team where relationships are meaningful and teammates stay connected works even when nothing else does. And that’s where a lot of good action happens. The collective attitude of a team as such is positive and everyone on the team is on an individual mission to take the overall mission forward.
Why is teamwork important?
When people start working as a team, there is a sense of constructive belief and open communication which leads to increase in trust and better collaboration. Healthy teamwork and success make people want to work with each other more and more. The outcome — successful initiatives and realisation of the end goal.
Working together leads to increased motivation levels within a team which further leads to well-coordinated efforts. No task is complete without coordination. Sometimes you are the star and sometimes you help the star. That’s where I believe the three musketeers had it right — “All for one and one for all.”
Our take on being a team that makes, breaks and gets over stuff together.
At Needle even before we did anything or became a company or even figured out what our business is (something we are still figuring out), the one thing we did was to identify the values we want to live by and then work with them right from the beginning when there were only three co-founders, to gradually growing as a team.
It was a team before anything else.
We work together in harmony and get things done. Everyone works for the betterment of the company as a single unit, and the only competition here is of the healthy kind. This also includes, how we help each other out as a team. In Needle, we go beyond our call for duty and help others out with their work even if it’s not related to ours. Because that is what leads to the upliftment of the company, taking us one step closer towards success.
We recently had a major tussle, when one of the R&D collaborations we work with, saw a massive disruption in the development process because of people issues at our outsourcing partner’s end. And our internal teams were set to lose a lot of goodwill and good faith with the client. It was a time when our entire business relation was at stake. It was a case of major breach and we were at our wits end on going about it. And during this time of crisis, in came our other engineers and sorted it without much of a second thought. We didn’t focus on who caused the problem, or whine about it. We accepted it as a challenge and solved it out as a team.
That is how much we value being a unit.
As Robert Ingersoll said, “We rise, by lifting others.”
When the minds of people trying to achieve the same goal, bring together the combination of their different ideas and strategies, the problem gets resolved promptly leading to better decisions and products.
The ideal quality of work (or the perfect dream work) can only be achieved when a group of people work together for it, and that’s why it’s called ‘Dreamwork’ — a team working towards a common dream.
Also, if you take out the ‘team’ from teamwork, it’s just work and no one wants that!
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
At Needle, we’re on a mission to change the way people think about what’s possible and what’s not with important life objectives like learning, taking up a career, starting something up and about being happy. We are a tech company, just that we are unlike any other. Anything else you’d like to say, we’re all ears.
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