Inspire Teamwork When Unity Is Lost

1. “Individual commitment to a group effort: That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi knew the importance of teamwork. He recognized that the success of a team is dependent on every team member working toward a common goal. That’s why his team won the first two Super Bowls in NFL history. It’s important to emphasize to all team members that every role, no matter how seemingly insignificant, is valuable to the team’s success overall.

“Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

This is an excellent quote to offer some of the “loners” on your team. It’s important that team members don’t separate from the group and follow their own guidelines for what they think is best. Instead, they need to work towards the success of the team as a whole.

“If you can laugh together, you can work together” — Robert Orben

Not everything about teamwork should be strictly business. Team members who can socialize well together will also function better when it comes time to meet company goals. Make sure your teams get some fun time together, whether it’s at a sporting event, happy hour or some other social activity.