When you are doing a puzzle piece, what do you do first? Do you divide the pieces into border pieces and then inside pieces or just start spreading all of them out? If you are doing a puzzle on your own, don’t you agree that dividing them into little piles first is a bit better?
Dividing the pieces, whether independently or with a friend, helps; color coding, same number of pegs, boarder pieces, any dividing helps. Now, with a friend, the puzzle gets completed quicker.
As individuals, people have limitations. Each person is good at something and bad at others. However, having another person to help makes goals come quicker than expected.
Teamwork makes the dream work. There’s too much work to do for one person to do it. It is better to divide the pieces among a group of people and then bring them back for a completed puzzle. You know your strengths and weaknesses and having someone that has your weaknesses as their strengths, you could become a great team. It’s easier to recognize people’s full potential due to the opposites. It’s the combination of these that make a team powerful and accomplish their goals.
Research shows that collaborative problem-solving leads to better outcomes. Not only do have people that are more likely to take a calculated risk, you have people that have an opposing idea and the group can come to an agreement. Working in a team encourages personal growth, increases job satisfaction, and reduces stress.
When picking your team, make sure you understand your goals, needs, strengths, and weaknesses of yourself and those who are already established. A great team that works together towards a common goal, make the dream a reality.