Today I heard an African Proverb, shared in the most unlikely of situations:
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
The Team is what enables you to divide the work, share the load, and move steadily forward. I can list countless examples, but if you'll envision a flock of geese in flight, you'll know what I mean.
There are individuals and there are local teams, but then there is also a Team of Teams. When talented members of dispersed teams come together and actively share with one another, everyone grows and the organization wins. It's what we call Teamwork!
This is the time of year when various teams come together across businesses and share plans, goals and aspirations. The energy that this generates can be massive and collective, or it can be dispersed and quickly dissipated. It is the Team that can internalize it and channel it as fuel for growth.
If you want to be happier and more successful, join a team. But then do your part to make it better. Enjoy the Journey!