The strength of the Team is each individual member.
The strength of each member is the Team. –Phil Jackson
It’s hard to accomplish something big alone. If one intends to accomplish anything significant, the first step is to create a Team. Yet many still feel they must do things alone, thinking it is wrong, or a sign of weakness, to ask for help.
I do not ridicule individualism, but innovative ideas, noble intentions, brilliant inventions and miraculous discoveries go nowhere unless there is a Team to act on them. The football quarterback does not make a touchdown without his Team members. The hockey Team does not win the game without the efforts of all its players.
My husband has a Team working for with him. He will undergo intensive surgery in a few days – a surgery expected to take eight to ten hours. His Team is made up of three surgeons each with a different specialty; plus, an anesthesiologist, radiologists, laboratory technologists, preop nurses, surgical nurses, postop nurses, clerical staff, porters, volunteers, a rehabilitation Team, family and friends, and many more. We are all part of his Team and each has a significant role to play in the success of his surgery, his recuperation and his return to active living. No member of his Team is without purpose, nor without a meaningful role to play.
His Team brings great expertise to the work that is being done; they also bring support, love and encouragement. His Team is my Team too!
For any Team to achieve success, individual members must work well together. They need to put thoughts of their own accomplishments aside to work for the benefit of the Team and its purpose. There is no “I” in Team!
Whether in business, in healthcare, in community or in family, being part of a Team makes the task lighter, the fun greater and the success exceptional. As a TEAM Together Everyone Achieves More.
Successful Teams are built by:
Need help in building a successful Team? Contact Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org