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18 Inspirational Quotes on Team Work to get you Thinking

Teams are where great work gets done.

ADPRI research found that workers who reported that they felt part of a team were not only 2.7 times as likely as others to be fully engaged, but also three times more likely to he highly resilient and twice as likely to report a strong sense of belonging to their organisation.
So let's celebrate the power of great teams through some motivational quotes on teamwork.

1. "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organisational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." - Andrew Carnegie,  industrialist and philanthropist.

2. “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is a success.” – Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.

3. "We talk a lot about hope, helping and teamwork. Our whole message is that we are more powerful together." - Victoria Osteen, author and pastor.

4. “Great teams consist of individuals who have learned to trust each other.  Over time, they have discovered each other’s strengths and weaknesses, enabling them to play as a coordinated whole.” - Dr Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School.

5. “Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses and their concerns without fear of reprisal." - Patrick Lencioni, best selling author.

6. "Teams make a home for idiosyncrasy. In a team, each person’s unique loves and loathings can be combined with those of others to create something greater than any one person could achieve on their own." -  Marcus Buckingham, world renowned researcher and best selling author.

7. "Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it." - Brian Tracy, motivational speaker.

8. "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." - Michael Jordan, American former professional basketball player and businessman.

9. "Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people." - Steve Jobs, former founder of Apple.

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10. "Great teams are made when things are hard.  When you have to dig deep.  When I hire, I look for someone who gets really excited about the problems we have to solve.  You want them to wake up thinking how hard it is and how they are excited about getting started.  Being given a great problem to tackle and the right colleagues to tackle it with is the best incentive of all." - Patty McCord, Former CHRO of Netflix, Author of the book, Powerful.

11. "Never assume teamwork will occur on its own. You need to actively promote and reward the benefits and value of shared responsibilities and outcomes, mutual support and information exchange." - Marie-Claire Ross, author Trusted to Thrive

12. "Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilisation work." - Vince Lombardi, American football coach and executive in the National Football League.

13.  "Teams are the engine of the corporate machine. They bring together diverse sets of skills to solve problems, innovate, and execute strategy. They’re also where the work experience is shaped, and where culture is experienced real time. Teams generate opportunities for newer employees to learn and help solve problems, and for more senior employees to share their knowledge and leverage their experience. Sanyin Siang and Michael Canning, Article from HBR

14. “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American former professional basketball player.

15. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” — Ryunosuke Satoro, Japanese author.

16. "Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life." - Amy Poehler, comedian and actor.

17. “Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.” – Virginia Burden, author and company director.

18. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson, American former professional basketball player, coach, and executive.

Which is your favourite quote on teamwork?

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