THE VALUES OF TEAMWORK:
1.) Teamwork is at the heart of great achievement. The question isn’t whether teams have value. The question is whether we acknowledge that fact and become better team players. It says, “Behind an able man there are always other able man.” There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves. ~ US President Lyndon Johnson
2.) Teams involve more people, thus affording more resources, ideas, and energy than would an individual.
3.) Teams maximize a leader’s potential and minimize his/her weaknesses. Strengths and weaknesses are more exposed in individuals.
4.) Teams provide multiple perspectives on how to meet a need or reach a goal, thus devising several alternatives for each situation. Individual insight is seldom as broad & deep as a group’s when it takes on a problem.
5.) Teams keep leaders accountable for the goal. Individuals connected to no one can change the goal without accountability.
6.) Teams can simply do more than an individual.
7.) Individuals play the game, but teams win championship.
By Heide Ornopia