Teamwork is such a warm, fuzzy concept; how could we not like the idea? After all, everything is better when we work together and promote togetherness. Right? Well, yes and then again, not always.
We are bombarded with new and proven ideas to enhance, improve, reduce, grow, reshape, replenish and create just about anything. In our personal lives we can readily accept or dismiss these notions. In business however, we tend to view new ideas as part of the masses. Maybe we’re concerned we’ll appear different from the main-stream or the competition. Whatever the reason, in business we are far more likely to implement concepts without consideration of our own unique circumstances. Though teamwork is a profoundly valuable concept, when and how to use it does not abide by the one size fits all approach. It requires some decision making on our part. When it comes to teamwork, are you a leader, an innovator or are you a follower?