Cultural and Creative Arts

Team work and sense of belonging


(i) Team work is a term used to describe a group of people that are working together to accomplish a specific goal or complete a project.

(ii) Team work is “work done by several associates with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole”.

(iii) Team work is the ability to work together towards a common vision.

(iv) Team work is the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.

(v) Team work it is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

(vi) Team work is the process of working collaboratively with a good of people in order to achieve a goal.

Keys to Successful Team Work

  1. The team understands the goals and is committed to attaining them.
  2. Team members have a strong sense of belonging to the group because members are viewed as unique people.
  3. Creativity, innovation, and different viewpoints are expected and encouraged.
  4. The team has agreed upon procedures for diagnosing, analyzing, and resolving team work problems and conflicts.
  5. Members of the team make high quality decisions together and have the support and commitment for the group to carry out the decisions made.

Sense of Belonging

A sense of belonging is the feeling of being included, accepted and connected to a task, an action or a community.

Importance of Team Work

  1. Greater things can be accomplished faster and more efficiently.
  2. It organizes ideas and skills from several sources into one.
  3. It helps to produce incredible results.
  4. It improves the quality and safety of team members.
  5. It enhances a common vision and has a level of interdependence that requires both verbal and physical interaction.
  6. Team work helps to execute strategies and thereby help to take control of situation.

How to Achieve a Sense of Belonging

  1. Desire to have sense of belonging to outside groups.
  2. Getting some personal counseling and/or therapy to have some sense of belonging.
  3. Regular participation in group work builds a history of shared experiences.
  4. Having joy when belonging to course/task.


  1. Define team work and sense of belonging.
  2. List 5 importance of team work?
  3. State 3 ways of achieving a sense of belonging.

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