There Is No “I” In Team

“Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.”—Unknown

1TW-around-tableOne simple fact of life is that we can achieve more together with others than we can alone. Some of us like to work alone and even avoid being part of a team because we have had poor experiences in the past working with others. However, the right kind of teamwork utilized together with others brings us much closer to success at a much faster rate than if we insist on working alone. Never ignore the power of teamwork; it can exponentially increase your success and make you much better at whatever it is you want to do.

I like to use the acronym TEAM, which stands for Together Each Achieves More. I like this acronym because it not only highlights the importance of teamwork but also teaches us a much more subtle lesson. Teamwork not only benefits the team collectively but each individual individually as well.

What I mean by this is that, as a member of a team, you are more than you are alone. You have others who shore up your weak areas and you, in turn, shore up theirs. You instantly become stronger, faster and better. You accomplish more and you have access to more resources. You become a Super You! The great thing about this phenomenon is that it has a ripple effect into the rest of your life, as well. If you work as part of a team, you absorb their knowledge and skills and they, in turn, absorb yours.

Being part of a team not only multiples your success but divides your work, making it more manageable. In true teamwork, there is always the benefit of having people around you who are good at what they do and who can take off much of the load you may be carrying. You will be able to work more effectively and get more done yourself, which in turn benefits other members of your team. Working together, you are much more likely to experience success and to experience it more quickly than you would have done alone!

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