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Winning Together Is Always Better Together Pt. 2

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”
— Babe Ruth

We aren’t designed to succeed alone; we need each other to make things work. The world is always a better place when people work together. Your organization is no exception; you must have effective teams to accomplish your vision.

Elise Boskamp, in her “Research Summary,” writes, “The ability to work well in a team is a skill highly desired by employers and hiring managers in almost every industry across the United States. Below we’ll break down our research on online teamwork and collaboration statistics:

  • More than 50% of workers in the United States say their jobs are reliant on collaboration.

  • About 75% of employees rate teamwork and collaboration as being very important.

  • 56% of employers use online collaboration tools and social media to communicate with employees.

  • 86% of employees in leadership positions blame lack of collaboration as the top reason for workplace failures.

  • Companies that promote collaboration and communication at work have been linked to reducing employee turnover rates by 50%.

  • Employees are, on average, 17% more satisfied with their job when they engage in collaboration at work.

  • Over the last 20 years, workplace collaboration has increased by at least 50%”. (1)

Winning is always a team effort

Characteristic of all good leaders is their ability to connect with others. As leaders, our connectedness maintains corporate effectiveness in times of crisis, and the good times are more fulfilling. Never underestimate your people skills’ impact on those around you, whether staff or customer/client; good relationships pay the highest dividends.

  • Clear Communication

  • Value serving more than being served

  • Consistent relational Leadership and Management

  • Effective Teamwork

  • Value-driven Customer service

Are all non-negotiable in working better together to accomplish personal and corporate objectives. From the living room to the board room, life becomes your classroom in the school of successful living.

Several people working together toward a common cause with shared values will often produce an exponential burst of creative ideas and arrive at solutions of a much higher quality than is possible by an individual working alone.

Author Howard Partridge writes, “When people feel they’re part of something bigger than themselves, they’re more collaborative, creative, and innovative―and this will always drive organizational success.”

Achieving significance is never an individual effort. Society is too big an arena for the most talented people to impact alone. Without mentors, promoters, producers, influencers, and investors, even the most outstanding skills will only reach the smallest of audiences.

In Closing, Mother Teresa said, “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”

End Notes

1. Elise Boskamp “35 + Compelling Workplace Collaboration Statistics (2023) The Importance of Teamwork”

2. “The Power of Community” by Howard Partridge

*** This article was authored by John Picarello, Chief Leadership Officer at Lions Pride Leadership Co.***


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