Teamwork can be difficult, but the importance of getting a group to work together can’t be underestimated.

Successful teams work together because they share common experiences and because the leader of the team creates an environment that builds trust, allows for risk taking and open communication, and allows members to reflect upon and share ways to make the team itself and its output better.

Successful teams do not happen by accident – they exist because of leaders and followers who know how to engage and commit to each other and their work through training and effort.