Teamwork As Platform For Achieving Corporate, Personal Objectives


The maiden retreat of the Landmark Group
At a recent leadership training retreat for the
Land Media Group, Dr. Emmanuel Akinsanmi
Babafemi, rpa, presents a paper on how working
together as a team helps the accomplisment of
both corporate and organisational goals.
atzenbach and Smith (1993), defined a
team as a small number of people with
complementary skills who are committed
to a common purpose, performance goals
and approach for which they hold themselves
mutually accountable.
Naresh Jain (2009), claims that teams
normally have members with complementary
skills and generate synergy through a coordinated
effort which allows each member to maximize
their strengths and minimize their weaknesses.
We can then opine that a team becomes
more than just a collection of people when a
strong sense of mutual commitment creates
synergy, thus generating performance greater
than the sum of the performance of its individual
A team is thus a group of people, but a group
does not necessarily constitute a team. Human
teams are especially appropriate for conducting
tasks that are high in complexity and have many
interdependent subtasks.
Objectives and Goals
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Most times, the term objective
is interchanged with goal, purpose,
intentions, target, mission, end-point,
aim etc. At the corporate level, these
terms are distinguished to give specific
meanings; for example, Peterson, Jaret
and Schenck from
distinguish between objectives and
goals thus:

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