Individual Work Versus Team Work

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Virtually every working person I’ve ever come across believes in teamwork. At least they say they do. Sadly, a scarce few of them make teamwork a reality in their organizations; in fact, they often end up creating environments where political infighting and departmental serenity are the norm. And yet they continue to flaunt their belief in teamwork, as if that alone will somehow make it magically appear. I think that only a small minority of companies truly understand and embrace teamwork, even though, more than one in three of the Fortune 500 publicly declares it to be a core value.

“I would like to start by asking a question – What is a TEAM?
I would say it’s an ‘Allegedly Cohesive Summation’ of
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An individual will always be considered at par with his group inspite of his individual competence. Why go far, consider our own college!! Of all the group projects that I have been a part of till now – I have seen that only 2-3 of the entire 5 students work and slog to meet deadlines while the rest lay off by saying – I don’t have a PC at home or I have to participate in a fashion show. While individual projects like this one or computer assignments give you limitless boundaries to show off your ingenuity, they are even always submitted on time. I am more than content writing this blog and speaking my heart out.

I may sound like a left front leader shouting slogans against globalization, but this is just the tip of the iceberg that’s going to break our corporate titanic into half. Take an opinion poll today in college and ask their preference towards Individual Work Vs Group Work – I bet that you will unearth all Brain Child’s and sincere students asking for working individually while all dimwits insisting for group work (Activities apart from assembly line work or physical work where group working is a must)

Benefits of Team/Group Work
• In group work, you can draw on each group member's knowledge and perspectives, a better understanding of the class material for exams, labs, etc.
• You can also draw on people's different strengths. For example, you might be


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