Phil Jackson, the most successful coach in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA), is a man who truly knows the power of a team. We can also replicate his feat at our workplaces by acknowledging the strength in the people who make up our teams at work.
If you perform at your best, the team is better for it. And when the team achieves excellence, you as an individual will be rewarded in turn. In short, the best results for our efforts as an organization emerge when all team members do their best as we work towards a common vision.
The words from this article by Wellbeing People captures the essence of these thoughts:
Working together cohesively, towards a common goal, using different skill sets and knowledge enhances team performance and produces a great outcome.
We can all find ourselves in situations where we are with someone we may not choose to be friends with but it is essential to recognize the contributions of others and what you or a group of people can gain from each individual. Good teamwork creates synergy where the combined effect of the team is greater than that of individual efforts.