Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success.
- Henry Ford
EAT – IN
Every organization is made up of people from different cultures, orientations and aspirations. These people when grouped together can be compared to violent mobs in cities. The difference however is that they have been brought together in order for the manager to work through them to achieve organizational goals. One of the main reasons why a manager is hired is for him to be able to transform these mobs into a goal oriented team.
Teamwork is the ability to work together towards a common vision. It is the ability to direct individual accomplishment towards organizational objectives and it is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon result.
To achieve this, the manager needs to be a team builder; it is possible to buy people’s time, presence etc but it’s impossible to buy people’s enthusiasm, loyalty, devotion, heart and mind. This can only be gotten through relationship i.e relationship between a manager and his staff. Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people
The formula of a perfect group is 1+1+1 =3; while the formula of a perfect team is 1+1+1=111.