Introduction to Working Together

Highly productive workplaces are like successful sporting teams. While the performance of individuals is important, success requires that those individuals also work well together.

Communicating effectively, fostering leadership, resolving disputes, setting goals, completing tasks on time, reporting in a timely way and sharing work and leisure are some of the important areas that improve teamwork and build productivity. Effective teams deliver results, respond to unexpected situations, pull together in hard times – and are attractive to people considering joining the team.

Whether your farm is a small family concern or a large dairy business, you will benefit directly from improving teamwork on your farm.

This module describes attributes of teams that work well together and gives practical suggestions for developing the type of team spirit that makes a workplace both special and highly productive.