Friday, April 6, 2007

On Teams and Hope

Each individual has many specific talents, and abilities, and goals.

No one really works in isolation, communication is essential to the human experience.

Each individual is a collection of parts (brain, body, hands), yet somewhere outside of these abilities we seem to be more then the sum of these parts.

When a collection of individuals are committed to a common goal and the lines of communication between these individuals is significantly strong we can call this grouping a team.

Given the statements above, is it unreasonable to assume that the team is more the sum of the individuals, talents, and abilities. That true ‘team effort’ produces an effect someone beyond that which could be accomplished by individuals.

…Have you ever experienced this yourself ?

…Sometimes choices thought best for the group may conflict with the individual. In such cases, Does the welfare of the group outweigh that of the individual ?

I believe therein lies the hope for continuous improvement. Working together, we can arrive at solutions, that might never otherwise been thought of, head down roads that maybe we are afraid to travel alone.

True success is a measure of our accomplishments to where our expectations lead us. Perhaps, team success evolves as more than the sum of individual successes…more then any individual had previously comprehended.

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