“The strength of a team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” Phil Jackson
Posted by Justine Clarabut on 23 February, 2018
The strength of a team, working together cohesively, towards a common goal, using different skill sets and knowledge enhances performance and produces a great outcome.
Putting on a large event is no mean feat! Pre-pandemic, Wellbeing People ran an annual wellbeing event, The Wellbeing Symposium, with top keynote speakers, wellbeing workhops, exhibitors, question time, demonstrations and much more. As always, months and months of planning accelerated to intense organisation and hard work in the last few weeks! The day would arrive and we were ready to go! All we could do is hope that delegates show up and most of all enjoy and benefit from attending this pioneering wellbeing event! Hours of preparation are gone in what seems like a blink of an eye. However, the rewards snowball, gaining strength as delegates make vital connections, taking away essential wellbeing messages, strategies, and in many cases personal changes to promote a more positive and healthy lifestyle.
The Strength of a Team
Recognising the contributions of others and what you or a group of people can gain from each individual, makes for great teamwork! It creates synergy where the combined effect of the team is greater than that of individual efforts.
Singing our own praises and being proud of what we do encourages the team to raise the bar for future events
The attention to detail and the pride shown by the Wellbeing People team was so evident at The Wellbeing Symposium events. This was noticed and commented on by delegates, sponsors, and partners; from working tirelessly to make sure our products and services were in tip-top condition through to simple helpful acts of kindness and thoughtfulness; quickly tidying up wiring to improve the appearance of the stand; wiping down our Health Kiosk between each use; picking up someone’s coat which had fallen on the floor; approaching a delegate to offer assistance or plate up some lunch for a colleague who hadn’t yet had a break; the list goes on and on – and every team member made all the difference.
6 benefits of adopting great teamwork
- More efficient. Teamwork enables employees to work together to breakdown difficult tasks into simpler ones, and complete them faster!
- Promotes strong working relationships. Employees that work together form bonds of trust and friendship which improves communication, motivation, cooperation and provides support.
- Provides accountability. Each team member becomes accountable for their own piece of work which means the team fulfills its commitments, meets its goals and completes projects on time!
- Increased innovation. Teams bring multiple perspectives which leads to deeper innovation and faster solutions.
- Enhanced personal growth. Put a group of people together on a project and they will learn from each other, understand each other’s strengths and correct each other’s mistakes.
- Happier team members. Research from the University of Warwick in England suggests happy employees are up to 20 percent more productive than unhappy employees. A recent study shows that encouraging mutual respect, honest feedback, and personal openness within the team promotes 80% higher emotional-wellbeing.
The strength of a team leads to better decisions, products, or services. Therefore, understanding how to foster each team member’s individual strengths will lead to the success of the whole team. I know, that I am certainly proud to be a member of the Wellbeing People team. I truly believe that creating a positive working atmosphere and supporting each other to combine individual strengths is vital to achieving a happy positive workforce. Which in turn, is also essential for our overall wellbeing!