There is an African proverb that says: “Alone, I go faster; together, we go further”. A team goes further and is more successful than a single individual when the task at hand is complex, the procedure is unclear or when more than one skill is required.
Working as a team is an asset when what is required is:
- - Creativity
- - Cooperation
- - Innovation
- - Results
- - Effectiveness
However, a team is not built by simply grouping people together. The members of a successful team volunteer their skills. There is a synergy created through the relationship that is established between team members, both at the organizational and the relational level, that allows everyone to go beyond their individual limitations.
It's just like a synchronized swimming team where members swim together! It might take longer to master, but it’s definitely more impressive.