7 Things Teams Do
- Teams involve more people, thus affording more resources, ideas, and energy than would an individual.
- Teams maximize a leader’s potential and minimize her/his weaknesses. Strengths and weaknesses are more exposed in individuals. In other words, teams amplify strength and cover individual weaknesses.
- Teams provide multiple perspectives on how to meet a need or reach a goal, thus devising several alternatives for each situation. Individual insight can never be as broad and deep as that of a team when it takes on a problem.
- Teams share the credit for victories and the blame for losses. This fosters genuine humility and authentic community. Individuals take credit and blame alone. This fosters pride and sometimes a sense of failure.
- Teams keep the leader accountable for the goal. Individuals that are not connected to the group goal can actually undermine the work by reason of indifference.
- Teams use the word “we”, and ” us”; instead of “me” or “I”.
- Teams can simply do more than an individual.
If you want to reach our potentials or strive for the seemingly impossible —such as making generational impact, you need to become a team player. It may be a cliché, but it is nonetheless true: Individuals play the game, but teams win championships.
Be a team player. Learn to grow a team. Learn to work in a team!