Monday, July 18, 2011

Working Together

After over 20 years of working in the Not-for-profit sector, there are a few things I've learnt.  One of the most rewarding, yet most frustrating is working together!

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
- Henry Ford


Rewarding:
  • shared skills, talents in a team environment
  • mentoring
  • dreaming, planning and achieving a common goal
  • team focus
  • encouragement
  • character building
  • team building
Frustrating:
  • personal agendas (not desiring the achievement of a common goal)
  • character building
  • the "real"person comes out in people during the difficult times

Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Anonymous


Sometimes it's easier to think "I'll just do it myself" and while it may take you longer and be easier on your personally (well you'd like to think so), you and those in your team will miss out on the sense of achievement of working together.

It is amazing how much people get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
- Swahili proverb


Sally

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