“I’ll do 1-50, and you do 51-100.”

Is that really teamwork? (Or, is it just cutting up a big task into smaller solo tasks)

Instead, teamwork might mean that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, not just two parts added together to equal a whole.

Teamwork might mean two or more heads collaborating and benefiting from each other’s perspectives.

When the task is to produce a written document, teamwork might mean a contest of ideas about what to write (answering what, why and how), and then a joint effort to decide how to write it (phrasing, nuance, order).

Sometimes it is more efficient for a whole to be cut up into parts with solo owners. But there’s got to be other times when teamwork – as defined above – can produce a superior result.


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