Conflict is inevitable in a team ... in fact, to achieve synergistic solutions, a variety of ideas and approaches are needed. These are the ingredients for conflict.
Susan Gerke, IBM, Leadership Development
Teamplayer: One who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.
Teamwork is the quintessential contradiction of a society grounded in individual achievement.
Team members who feel threatened but who are not aware of it become rigid — and that stops teamwork.
Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
Teamwork represents a set of values that encourage behaviors such as listening and constructively responding to points of view expressed by others, giving others the benefit of the doubt, providing support to those who need it, and recognizing the interests and achievements of others.
It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit.
Work and self-worth are the two factors in pride that interact with each other and that tend to increase the strong sense of pride found in superior work teams. When people do something of obvious worth, they feel a strong sense of personal worth.
Effective teamwork will not take the place of knowing how to do the job or how to manage the work. Poor teamwork, however, can prevent effective final performance. And it can also prevent team members from gaining satisfaction in being a member of a team and the organization.
Robert F. Bales
Synergy is the highest activity of life; it creates new untapped alternatives; it values and exploits the mental, emotional, and psychological differences between people.
Teams are successful when they are focused, have a short cycle time, and are supported by the executives
Most teams aren't teams at all but merely collections of individual relationships with the boss. Each individual vying with the others for power, prestige and position.
The ideas that come out of most brainstorming sessions are usually superficial, trivial, and not very original. They are rarely useful. The process, however, seems to make uncreative people feel that they are making innovative contributions and that others are listening to them.
Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
The strength of the team is each individual member...the strength of each member is the team.
A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others.
Teamwork is a make or break situation. Either you help make it or the lack of it will break you.
Coming together, sharing together, working together, succeeding together.
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society."
The era of the rugged individual is giving way to the era of the team player.
Everyone is needed, but no one is necessary.
None of us is as smart as all of us.
There is no "I" in "TEAMWORK".
Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.
TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success.
The same dynamics that promote performance also support learning and behavioral change.
Katzenbach & Smith
A self-reinforcing upward spiral: performance stimulating pride stimulating performance.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Synergy — the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously.
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.
No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything.
A successful team beats with one heart.
Teams share the burden and divide the grief.
A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take.
Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.
Without forgiveness, there can be no real freedom to act within a group.
"Wearing the same shirts doesn't make you a team"
Buchholz and Roth
You put together the best team that you can with the players you've got, and replace those who aren't good enough.
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