The power of the team The power of the team

Coming together is a beginning
Keeping together is progress
Working together is success

Henry Ford

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Our society is going fast towards a system based more and more on individuality and personal achievement. I’m not saying that this is entirely a bad thing but it seems to make people forget that whether it is at work, in a social group or family they are all somehow part of a team. If we forget how to lean on each other and support each other we will soon become a society of lonely runners and nothing is achieved by oneself entirely even though some may wish to believe it is so.

I was searching for a standard definition of a team and I found something which I believe is really close to what great teams are about:

A team becomes more than just a collection of people when a strong sense of mutual commitment creates synergy, thus generating performance greater than the sum of the performance of its individual members.

You must lose the I when being part of a team and share the credits for a greater purpose where many are involved. You have to respect and appreciate the efforts of your team members even though they are not maybe as high as you would expect them to be. If they are trying at least they will get there.

When people grow and evolve by your side towards their personal achievement and a common goal, that is when you will understand what a team is about. You will also get to experience the gratification even though it may be silent.

This process of growing together is like a journey, where you gradually discover who you are and where you are going to through the eyes of those that surround you.

In your hands lie inspiration, integration, support and the values you impress on members of your team.
Your personal signature will stand in the people you have inspired to become better at what they do and who they are :)  

 

About the Author:

C. Dreamer, enthusiast of life and people, forever wanderer and believer.
In my free time I disguise as a developer passionate about the web, new technologies and innovation, working for a better future.

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