A recent study by YouGov for BT Business has highlighted the importance of having team players in your business; something that many organisations in the UK are currently lacking.
Their research revealed that only 19% of workers have a preference for co-operating with colleagues, and that 12% admit to becoming more insular at work, showing that many individuals are tending to reject teamwork in favour of working on their own.
Mike Bourne, professor of business performance at Cranfield University School of Management, has said that organisations with business processes related to teamwork are “able to reconcile both workforce productivity and personal performance", and that “team collaboration and knowledge-sharing is essential to help businesses chart a way through the current climate”.
Sarah Evans, Director of Client Services at Discovery Graduates, supports the need for team players in businesses; something that is especially important for getting through the current economic crisis we are facing, but warns, to identify a good team player it is not just about someone who enjoys playing sports. “We put all of our candidates through a competency based assessment process to identify a natural team player, and see how a graduate reacts when put under an element of pressure”
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