In this blog I want to talk more about team work.Back home in Macedonia I was working in PR Department in telecommunication company T-Mobile .My position required team work and constant communication between difrent departments inside our company.As an team we were involved in a lot of projects, from press releases to re-branding of our company. Often my friends were asking me the value of having multiple people work on a project. The true value, as I see it, is that people work better collaboratively rather than competitively.
We all know what we bring to a project, our strengths plus our areas for improvement. If you can assemble a team of individuals who have unique talents, and all are willing to listen and learn from one another, no one can beat you.
In my day-to-day dealings with clients, I am part of their team, helping them with telecommunication solutions and listening their needs and ideas , and they are part of our team, helping us to improve our services. I like to think of it as a Virtual Company with multiple resources. Sometimes I’m asked “how do we get our people motivated to participate in this project?”
I reply, “Believe they have value, that their input is important and will be considered, and that if you can help people uncover what motivates them individually and show them how self-motivation is their greatest asset, then I think you will find them ready, willing and able to help.”
So often we look for answers on the outside, when the true answers are really within us. Sometimes we get stuck, and that’s when we need helpers, like quotes, stories, posters, tapes, etc., to remind us of what we already know and want.
I don’t believe that people want to be negative, I just think that sometimes they are so bombarded on a daily basis with it, that it’s hard to shift gears back to the way they want to be and think.
So the next time you feel a little negative, remember your helpers and put yourself back into the mindset you want and be part of this worldwide team trying to make a difference “one person at a time” (meaning ourselves).
I want to finish this blog with my favorite teamwork quote:
Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
One Comment on “TEAMWORK!!!”
I really liked the quote at the end! Also, I think it’s a great point about bringing people’s attention to their own motivation and finding out what makes people truly motivated. That is so important in a group, when people can become so focused on the other people rather than themselves. It made me wonder, maybe there is an “I” in team?
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