“You can teach old dogs new tricks. By creating SMART goals, I have been able to focus on what needs to be done. Over the past seven weeks, you have helped me in developing a path to success.”
Edward W. Gordon, President
E.W. Gordon & Company, Inc.
Every organization is only as strong as the weakest part and everybody needs to work together. Team participation provides powerful opportunities while creating loyalty, building confidence and generating competitive spirit. Working in teams help people learn to work collaboratively, help others and give others credit for their contributions to the overall effort. Team building helps team members learn to provide direction, inspire, motivate and organize. One of the biggest advantages is that there is no “I” in team. Effective teamwork requires cooperation, accountability, effective communication with feedback, synergy in drawing from strengths of each team member, strong relationships built on mutual respect, trust and an abundance of positive energy. Good teams make use of diversity which includes age, background, education, ethnicity and gender. Opinions, feelings and suggestions of all need to be encouraged and considered.