I was told at one point that if you do things alone you can get things done quickly.
However, if you work with a team of people, you’ll go a lot farther in the long run.
What’s more important to you? Your immediate present or the rest of your life?
When working with a team of people, yes, you’ll be moving slower but you’ll also be getting a lot more done.
Think about the concept of employees. Since there’s only 168 hours in a given week, a go-getter will work 80-hours that week.
If you have ten employees working 40 hours a week on top of your eighty, in one week you’ll have “worked” over 480 hours in a week which only allows for 168 hours.
With this real world numbers you may be thinking, if you can put in an unlimited amount of time into a week with a team, then why is it slower? Training, brainstorming, testing, debriefing, revisions, etc.
I can make a book cover in three hours. When I delegate it, it only takes me 5 minutes to send the information and then I wait for 2-3 days to get it back.
I can quickly get the cover done myself but by delegating it to someone who can do it a lot better than me, it takes time. This then frees up my time to work on something else to delegate!
By remembering that teamwork makes the dream work helps me to be patient and know things will take longer than if I do everything on my own.
Plus, I’m constantly reminded that more people you have on your side, the more people will learn about what you’re up too because humans are social beings by nature.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
A while ago I wrote an article for Thrive Global entitled 8 Little Known Secrets to Winning Teamwork!
Below is a brief summary of what I covered in that posting.
If these sub-points below peak your interest, then by all means, feel free to read the full article!
How To Leverage Teamwork
- Plan Ahead
- Clear Communication
- Coordination within the Team
- Following Up on Objectives
- Train Your Team Properly
- Create Accountability
- Have Healthy Competitions
- Ask Powerful Questions
Think of an idea you haven’t taken action on yet. After reading the article on Thrive Global, begin to develop a team to make that idea a reality within the next year!