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Teaming Together

I was talking with a friend this morning about being a part of a team. We were discussing how it does not matter what type of team it is; whether sports, work, relationship, projects, etc...any type of team takes teamwork. The subject soon went to how one person that was working against the team could cause the demise of the whole group. One small action, or large, thing could sabotage the whole project.

We then were talking about what constitutes a great team. Our conclusion was it takes a variety of people, of different personalities and characteristics, with different weaknesses and strengths that will come together for the common good of the team. Each person fits into place to complete the puzzle and accomplish the goals.

After our talk, I thought about the different people I have worked with over my lifetime. Some of those people were great, some were phenomenal; some were mediocre, while others were not a good fit. I thought about the different people and how some wanted the best for the team and others were those that aimed to cause havoc...the bad apples of sort.

Regardless, I have to say that it doesn't matter what type of "team players" I have been involved with; I have learned something from each and every one of them. What type of team player are you? Have you ever been involved with some questionable team players?

Image Credit » Image Credit Renda Brooks

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RuthCox wrote on January 7, 2015, 8:46 PM

Renda, I opened your image in another tab in order to read the writing upon it. I am glad I did. This article on teamwork rocks!

Renda wrote on January 7, 2015, 8:56 PM

Thank you, Ruth! I worked on this picture today after work because I was thinking about how some people work well with others and some people just need work (((smiles))). I think I will share the picture with people at work tomorrow.

vanGogh wrote on January 7, 2015, 9:00 PM

we all need all types; each of us has a lesson to give out which the organization can heed; i believe that an org which is characterized by "same minds" is a mediocre organization

Renda wrote on January 7, 2015, 9:26 PM

I very much agree, vanGogh. Each person contributes their own talents, which can result in amazing things.

zaib009 wrote on January 7, 2015, 11:31 PM

Being part of team is a real responsibility and every member is like brick in the wall

Renda wrote on January 8, 2015, 11:02 PM

Exactly! Thank you for stopping in.

seren3 wrote on January 11, 2015, 12:18 PM

Those "questionable" ones really stand out in memory. Especially the ones who pretended to be part of the game then shocked us all. LuckilyI have worked with some very wonderful people too.