We all have experienced times when we were part of a great team and there are other times when we struggle along in isolation.
You might even have heard the phrase
Of course talking in abstract about teams and actually leveraging the potential of teams is often a whole lot different.
Perhaps when you think about it that is not such a big surprise. After all for a large part of our life we are in competition. It starts in school, it continues with college and job interviews.
On the other hand there are many benefits of embracing the potential of teams.
In my experience there are 6 main benefits of team working:
Of course it’s vital that you also create the type of environment that supports and rewards good team working.
So ask yourself:
The good news is that even the smallest step forward is likely to yield big benefits.
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.