When a group of people working together realize that it is their combined knowledge and effort that makes the difference, they then are becoming real team.
They understand that everyone on the team needs to be focused on the success of the team rather than their own individual success. They strive to work together for the overall common goal.
Teams are not made overnight and they often run into bumpy terrain when they begin to work together. It is their loyalty and commitment to the team and common cause that keeps them together trying to work through any obstacle they encounter.
In my workplace, whenever we hire a new employee the team as a whole has adjustments to go through, just like a pot holes in the road, they take time and effort to fill in to allow everyone to work smoothly together.
What is so satisfying to witness, as a manager is when the older team members gather around the new ones helping them to feel comfortable and to find their place on the team. Encouraging them in their efforts and willingly bestowing their knowledge to help them.
If you have followed my blog for any length of time you will know that cultivating an excellent work team is one of my passions. I enjoy seeing each member grow and then take off using skills and knowledge to help others and make our place of business a great one.
A team is a wonderful thing. It allows people to achieve things together that they never would have by themselves.
As Ken Blanchard states, “None of us is as smart as all of us” and when working together on a team you see that it is true.