In some organizations, team building may influence individual freedom and creativity, but
not so in an agricultural research organization, where problem solving generally requires
inputs from various disciplines. Research problems are jointly discussed by those constituting
the team, i.e., the scientists of the various disciplines. On the basis of such discussion, goals
are decided. The individual contribution of each scientist is also discussed and planned.
Every scientist then has the freedom to plan their work independently. However, the
scientists meet periodically to exchange experiences, discuss problems and review progress.
Team building has proven to be extremely useful in the business world where executives
have different thought processes. They have different perspectives of looking towards a
scenario. Due to this, personal ego and attitude can cause clashes among the employees and
executives. This results in unhealthy relations which in turn affects employee performance.
Due to such barriers between team members, the team won't be able to achieve what they are
expected to. In such a situation, team building comes to the rescue.
Team building is a kind of bonding of all team members who come from different
backgrounds and have different ways of thinking. It enables a mutual understanding and a
common goal to be created in the minds of all team members. It helps them in increasing
their performance levels and quality, better decision making, problem solving, innovative
thinking, and resolving conflicts.
9.5.2 Good Communication
Communication is certainly a crucial factor in team building. Techniques and activities which
don't involve effective communication are unproductive. It is very important for team
members to communicate with each other to pass on their views and ideas. With effective
communication, every team member comes to know how the other person thinks, what work
does he expect, and what he is capable of. This helps in working efficiently and dividing the