As you work in this field you begin to notice just how much of a role a team plays in making a great piece. You see this amazing work coming out of different studios and you wonder (at least I know I do), how the hell was that made and how can me and my team make something that good? The key here is team! I know alone it just couldn’t happen. No one person can work alone; it takes the help of their colleagues to finish the work. The outcome as we can all see from this amazing work is likely far better when employees work in a team rather than individually.
Most successful groups, organizations and companies consist of a cohesive team with similar interests and specializations and when you realize that and start working and thinking as part of a team, you start doing a better job.
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success” - Henry Ford
The other day I realized how important the role of a team is in not only my business but as well as my personal life. There are things I do with a team that I couldn’t do on my own. First and foremost since we’re talking about work I have to look to the awesome folks that help at LooseKeys; I’d never have been able to take the business this far without them. Then going to my personal life there is the duo team of myself and my wonderful wife. It’s different to think of your significant other and you as a team because it’s just the two of you, most teams are larger. I know the two of us help each other, make and do great things together that would be beyond our reach if we tried to tackle them alone. I know I can’t do everything I do plus what she does and still keep it together. Your family is maybe the most important team in your life.
Finally there are the video games, which in many cases are much more fun with a team. I’ve been playing a lot of League Of Legends recently and it takes a team of five to work together in order to defeat the other team of five and win the game. When the team is working as one cohesive unit they are going to be the key in their success.
Everyone has a unique role in a team. When teamwork is encouraged at home, work and in hobbies it can strengthen the bond and the end goal or outcome will be much easier. Never underestimate the power of the team, it plays an essential role in so many things.