Working as team can be a hard goal to strive for because it feels like such an uphill battle. Trying to coordinate multiple people’s schedules, values, lifestyles, and goals can seem not worth the effort and so time consuming that it is just a bigger headache then a help. Don’t give in because it is hard, once teamwork in the workplace in achieved you will watch not only business sore but also the individuals that work for the organization will become empowered. Here are some inspirational thoughts for me and others on the importance of teamwork.
-It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit. – Unknown -Coming together, sharing together, working together, succeeding together. -Unknown -Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success. -Unknown -Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.- Henry Ford -Thomas Edison, when asked why he had a team of twenty-one assistants If I could solve all the problems myself, I would. -Teams are successful when they are focused, have a short cycle time, and are supported by the executives. – Tom Bouchard
Effective teamwork will not take the place of knowing how to do the job or how to manage the work. Poor teamwork, however, can prevent effective final performance. And it can also prevent team members from gaining satisfaction in being a member of a team and the organization. – Robert F. Bales
As we learn and grow with each other we will find new strengths in our team and be able to capitalize on those, we will also find a new sense of purpose. Competing against your business’s competition is the ultimate goal but if an organization doesn’t truly practice teamwork the goal will always be to beat each other in workplace no matter what the cost. Often that cost is hindered progress in the business.
Imagine if you and another guy were up for a promotion would you be willing to the share the resources you have and know about so that he can more quickly succeed? I don’t think so, but if your team was working to earn a reward then of course you would be more then willing to help him as much as you could making his job more efficient.
Teamwork is worth the time to build, maintain and strengthen. Your business will be effected by its strength, just how soon is up to you.