Of course two heads are better than one, we all admit this, but when it comes time to work on a key piece of the puzzle, we fight ourselves for the time, energy and creativity to get it accomplished. Why don’t we ask for help? Why don’t we practice what we preach and admit that we all have our strengths and weaknesses, and it’s okay–NO, it’s better to lean on someone occassionally?
Until we take a closer look at each team member’s passions, fortes and professional goals, we will never fully be a team. How can you accomplish all aspects of a project successfully and to its fullest potential without soliciting input from those you are supposed to be working with? You can’t. You won’t. You’ll fail.
And something I rarely hear touched on in regards to teamwork: Everyone must have their role and everyone must have their will. We know that each member will have certain responsibilities, but each member must also have a team attitude to do whatever is needed of them. When everyone knows their marching orders, is responsible for items that pull on their strengths, and refuse to use the words “That’s not my job” or think “I’m above that,” then, and only then, will you have a successful team.