Teamwork is great if you participate. If you do not then forget it because you will never be heard and your ideas which may be very good ones are lost forever. Fear of speaking up and giving your opinion on a team project can hurt the whole team in the end. What is the worst that can happen? The team decides to go in a different direction but at least you made a contribution.
Some of you may run into the problem that one person becomes dominant in the team and takes over. Do not let this happen because that is not “teamwork” it is one person telling the others what to do and now it is only their project. And what if your team loses? Do you think that person will actually step up and take the blame. I would hope so but the reality is probably not.
Teamwork is a group of piers working together towards a common goal that will ultimately help the company. They share ideas back and forth until they come up with a solution and ALL people have participated in reaching that goal. It is a good feeling and helps you to get to know your co-workers better and learn from each other. Sure there will be some hurt feelings or squabbles here and there but a true team works like a unit and learns to respect and admire each other.
Every day should be a day that the office works as a team because it takes every one of you to make your office work efficiently and smoothly.