THE POWER OF TEAMWORK
February 14, 2000
This week I would like to talk a little bit about the "Power of Teamwork" and to thank our team members (you) for really being involved. Most of you know me through Motivating Moments, but I also am part of two other companies, one a Internet design firm and the second a Network and Consulting services firm.
Often I am asked 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 Internet Solutions, 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).
--- Copyright © 2000 Marlene Blaszczyk