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Characteristics of Effective Teaming
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Once upon a time, people used to work at home or in offices by themselves. And for a while, this worked well. People got things and companies moved forward.

But today’s fast-paced work environment needs teams to get work done faster, better, and with real time collaboration. More people ensures work is divided out according to skills and the larger objective is reached.

Effective teaming demands various technologies are in place and management, leadership, and each employee are on the same page with partner, investors, suppliers, and customers.

Companies today must be able to:

— Form teams rapidly (meaning identifying the competition and embracing opportunities to be different)

— Transcend time and space (especially for task-focused teams in which contributions are made at any time, throughout the day and on weekends)

— Pursue goals that focus on the enterprise (each department is enabled to fulfill their part in multifunctional dynamics and create balance across projects)

— Ensure data security (collaborative technologies ensure the latest measures in security are taken for team members who work across multiple applications and devices)

Dr. Marc Chasin, CIO for St. Luke’s Health System said, “Technology enables you to build the strongest teams, gain access to the right people and let everyone work in the way that’s most effective for them personally.”

Teaming is not only important, it’s also simple to implement.