“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”- Thomas Edison
Sometimes teams need to be motivated in order to be the best that they can be. Team building quotes help us inspire each other while also allowing us to commemorate the great leaders of the past.
This week’s quote comes from one of the greatest inventors and entrepreneurs of the twentieth century, Thomas Edison. Although sometimes credited with the invention of the light bulb, Edison’s biggest accomplishments were the phonograph and motion picture camera. He did improve the already-invented light bulb by developing the first commercially practical incandescent light.
Like Henry Ford, Edison applied the principals of mass production and large-scale teamwork to his process of invention. Among other works, Edison is credited with the first industrial research laboratory dubbed “Menlo Park”.
It was the first institution built with the soul purpose of producing constant technological modernization and improvements on his many products. Most of his inventions were created here with the help of his team conducting research and following his direction. He was known to inspire his team by both his actions and his words.
Edison believed there is no substitute for hard work.
Doesn’t it feel better to accomplish something that you worked very hard on than to turn something in that you did last minute? Hard work and dedication really does pay off in the long run, and there is no telling how far your work can take you.
When was there a time that you felt like your hard work paid off?
We would love to hear your stories about your hard work and how you felt accomplished! Check back for more team building quotes each week and let us know which ones motivate you.
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I can get inspiration from anywhere but I never thought it would be from my neighborhood fast food place. Truth is, it’s not just my neighborhood restaurant, McDonald’s is one of the most successful worldwide brands and they just introduced a similar strategy to my company. Maybe they were inspired by us?
At TeamBonding we love having the chance to help our clients give back and helping their communities. It’s even better when we can help companies focus on their corporate social responsibilities and actually have an impact instead of creating vague initiatives. Part of the fun for us is coming up with new ideas and creating new programs to continue giving back. We have a variety of programs from our Charity Bike Build and Team Teddy Rescue Bear programs, Operation Military Care to provide care packages to our troops, all the way to Paws for a Cause where you make dog beds, pull toys, or cat scratchers for animals in shelters – among so many other charitable program options!
Mention team building and you’ll see a lot of eye rolls. Mention that you’ve planned a team building event and the room will fill with groans. To a lot of people, team building feels like a corporate buzzword synonymous with forced participation, uncomfortable interaction and just a means to an end. Some think of it as purely a waste of time, taking them away from work they could be doing.
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