“Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.” – Stephen Covey
Team Building Quotes
The right one can fire up a crowd or illicit an array of emotions. A great quote has the ability to encapsulate an idea in a poetic fashion. A great quote can inspire one to action to get the job done.
This week’s team building quote comes from Stephen Covey, who was a leader in his industry and probably best known for his book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The quote here comes from habit #6, synergy. Independence is something we are molded to possess as we grow, but when it comes to team building, interdependence is the trait that will serve your team best, especially during any number of our team building events.
Covey believed that 1+1=3 or more.
When two or more forces are united, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Isn’t that true for running a successful business? When all of your human capital is correctly and strategically placed the business will thrive.
Interdependence and synergy can really start to happen for a group when they are focused on fun. The stress and pressure of the daily work grind can really be removed and allow for the employees to exercise their valuable skills in a playful fashion. This will translate to better quality of work and higher satisfaction over time.
What are some of your favorite team building quotes?
Do you have any tips on how to help a team combine their efforts for maximum success? We would love to hear about it! Check back for more team building quotes each week.
There are little things that people do that can cause us to scream in our heads – “Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, will you stop PLEASE!” – but the annoyances are usually so trivial that no one ever really shares their frustration out loud…at least not until it’s too late to sound rational. (more…)
We learn early in our lives that it’s better to win, and in order to win, we need to be competitive.
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure.
Be a good leader: Pay attention! Complacency at work leads to less innovation, less trust and less loyalty within your organization. Are you encouraging change? Do you reward failure? Is turnover on the rise? Are you making decisions based on intuition and information? Or, only to relieve a sense of anxiety? (more…)
Team building applies to any field, even a football field. Following my favorite sports teams is my number one hobby! It’s fascinating to see how the most intense sports teams perform; the way they communicate, work together and understand each other. As fans, we care about the win! However, we have no idea what effort goes on behind the scenes. I realize that to have such a fierce demeanor as a team, it takes some work, teamwork. For players to cooperate, commit, and triumph, they first establish a fundamental core with team building.
It’s one thing to create an atmosphere of trust and a feeling of camaraderie between employees when they’re all in the same building 40 or so hours a week.
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