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Right tools, right people, and right practices

Why teamwork matters

Teamwork has never been more important than it is today. Did you know that 90% of companies report they are working on projects so complex that only teams of people working together will be able to solve them? The days of the lone genius are long gone, now productivity and innovation lie in the hands of skilled teams that can effectively collaborate to create the future.

What is teamwork?

Teamwork is what happens when the right people come together with the set of practices and tools they need to achieve a common goal, be that launching a new product, starting a political movement, or serving a delicious meal. Or, if we were to break it down into a formula:

Teamwork = the right tools + the right people + the right practices

Effective teamwork is everyone's shared responsibility, from CEOs and managers to individual team members. When companies can define what teamwork means to them, emphasize it's importance, and put it into practice, company culture changes from the inside out. 

Learn essential teamwork skills, get real-life examples, and collaborative tips for how to work together better in your teams.

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Team-building activities

Teamwork isn't just a nice idea, it is practiced and fine-tuned over time.

Working in teams is challenging. There are many things that get in the way of good teamwork and slow teams down: lack of project transparency, information silos, challenges in company culture, and communication breakdowns. At Atlassian, our mission is to unleash the potential in every team — from technology, to finance, government, to your local coffee shop.

Learn about group activities you can do to create a healthy team.

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The Atlassian Team Playbook can help

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Don’t know where to start?

Don't stop there, we develop a no bullshit guide to unleashing the power of your team. The Atlassian Team Playbook can help you monitor the health of your team, identify certain pain points that need attention and more.

Teamwork research

Explore original research about high performing teams, the future of work, work-life balance, and common challenges to productive teamwork.