Objectives of Teamwork

by Mary Jane; Updated September 26, 2017

Objectives are planned and structured goals. These goals are used on career resumes, in the workplace to improve environment and collaborations and in the classroom to improve the learning process for students. Professional objectives can be created for teamwork situations to set a guideline and goals, whether in the workplace, classroom or other situations where teamwork is important.

Increasing Views and Opinions

One objective for a teamwork setting is to increase the presence of views and opinions for all members involved in the work. Some people are more dominating than others and it is often their views that become the primary views of the group. This particular objective lets other speak out and share their perspective, so everyone has the opportunity to contribute. It is useful in both school settings and in the company environment.

Commitment

Another common teamwork objective is to stay committed to the task or project, even if not all contributors agree to the final decisions. For example, many individuals may contribute ideas during the brainstorming session, but the project manager will chose only one idea and proceed with the project. This objective ensures that no one will take the decision personally and work hard to complete the manager’s vision.

Budget and Timeframe

An objective that many employers often desire on any given project or task is that both the budget and the given deadline are respected and kept. The budget is often provided by managers or executives, so it is the project manager’s responsibility to maintain the budget and ensure it is respected.

Improving Individual Workers

A team consists of individual workers, some of which could be seeking more responsibility and learning opportunities. An objective could be to provide learning opportunities in the given task and provide more responsibility, so the workers get practical training and work experience. This type of objective can improve the skills and abilities of individual workers.

Performance and Final Product

Another teamwork objective includes working hard to produce a functional and well-performing final product. This means performing tests, gathering research and doing everything possible to continuously improving the product. The objective is important as some people will let the product be if it proves to be functional. However, the objective pushes workers to continuously work on it to make it the best available product on the market.

About the Author

Based in Toronto, Mary Jane has been writing for online magazines and databases since 2002. Her articles have appeared on the Simon & Schuster website and she received an editor's choice award in 2009. She holds a Master of Arts in psychology of language use from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.