Came, Saw, Conquered!
The missing pronoun in the caption above for any team player is ‘we’.
I’ve had some experience working with teams at work, church and school – either as a team leader or a supporting team player. I have discovered that irrespective of the ranking or position, every team player has an opportunity to make relevant impact.
In all these experiences, I have learnt some interesting lessons, which I wish to share:
- Every team member’s contribution is essential
- The team’s success depends on the team players, except in rare cases of sheer luck
- Team cohesion is an essential attribute for any team – trust and support amongst team members
- A team is comparable to an atom with protons, neutrons and electrons. Just like atoms with varying number of protons, a team can have varying number of matching skills and roles. You can have a team with just one leader while others have three leaders. Moreso, you may not be the only one in the team with your skills
- A team is comparable to a relationship. It could be long-term or short-term. Like every relationship, some level of trust is required for teamwork
You may have also experienced the fine melody of great teamwork. Please share your lessons and experiences.