Team work is great— does your team know what goal they should be working towards? How else could they work as a team to achieve it?

One person tries to move a desk through a door frame.

Three more well-meaning coworkers come to help. Now there are two on each side of the desk, pushing in opposite directions.They keep trying.

“At this rate, we are never going to get it in,” one person says exhausted.


A scenario that is almost cliche. A team, working together, at cross-purposes without realizing it.

It’s not enough to collaborate and have a team that is willing to help. The goals of the team should be made known, there should be transparency about the destination and obstacles and communication about each individual’s part.

Otherwise, the team will be exhausted and frustrated and the desk won’t move.

But working together toward the same goal: that is true teamwork.