The vast majority of us, at some time in our lives, have been involved with a team; perhaps a sports team, a musical group, the cast of a play, or a project team at work. Whether we were aware of it or not, we have probably learned the value of teamwork.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller (American Author)
4 unique human endowments
In his book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey calls his sixth ‘habit’ – Synergize – “the miracle habit”.
The dictionary defines it as combining or coordinating the activity of two or more people to produce a joint effect greater than the sum of their separate effects).
Covey says: “…the highest forms of synergy focus the four unique human endowments of self-awareness, conscience, independent will, and creative imagination. … What results is almost miraculous! We create new alternatives – something that wasn’t there before.”
I like to think that with an effective team, we can achieve more with the same amount of effort. Sounds appealing, doesn’t it?