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No Man Is An Island. The Power of Teamwork!

No Man Is An Island. The Power of Teamwork!

No man is an island

‘No man is an island’ is a phrase taken from the 1642 sermon of the Dean, Paul’s Cathedral. His name was John Donne. He was a  clergyman who now, almost four hundred years later, is regarded as one of the greatest English poets.

He stated;

No man is an island entire of itself; every man

is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;

if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe

is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as

well as any manner of thy friends or of thine

own were; any man’s death diminishes me,

because I am involved in mankind.

And therefore never send to know for whom

the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

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The words ‘No man is an island’ were embedded in this deeply Christian sermon about how human beings are connected to each other. It emphasized how important connections are to the well-being and survival of any individual. No man can do everything alone. You need to realize this to grow.

The importance and benefit of teamwork are enormous and create a pool of options. Different ideas and methods come together in teamwork. if one idea fails or collapses then the idea can be replaced by another idea. In teams, the work is divided and can be done conveniently. Sometimes people lose motivation, hope, and interest then team members can jump to motivate their companions. If a single person starts doing massive work. That person can get stuck somewhere, lose hope and get distracted but a team can overcome this situation easily.

Teamwork is the key to success and has phases. Example: goals, visions, diversity, leadership, collaboration and creativity. The whole team works toward a Goal. Goals can be achieved when the whole team works together as a unit. In a team, people have different mindsets but everyone focuses their minds and efforts on the vision. Teams always have a diverse environment. A team of people of different ages, nationalities, religious backgrounds, functional backgrounds, skills, and gender work together. Sometimes a single person leads the team and sometimes there is no leader but one has to lead to show the right way to the team. A team requires a combination of interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills to achieve its goals. Every member of the team needs to be creative while working together.

Thus, always remember that “There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.” – Idowu Koyenikan  Don’t try to do everything alone. Sometimes, you do it better with someone else.

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