08th May, 2023
Not finance, not strategy, not technology, it is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.
A business man gets stranded in a lonely highway in the US. The tyres of his car get stuck badly in a mud pool.
He looks around for help and finally finds an old farmer. The businessman goes to him asking for help to get his car out of the mud.
Farmer gauges the situation, and agrees to help him and says, let us take the help of warwick, an old bull at the farm.
The farmer ties the bull to the car and start shouting loudly,’ FRED, PULL!.. JACK, PULL!.. JOHN, PULL… WARWICK, PULL’.
As the farmer keeps shouting these words, the bull Warwick gets the car out of the pool of mud.
The Businessman is relieved but has a doubt in his mind.
He thanks the farmer and asks him,’ you said the bull’s name was Warwick, and he was alone, then who were these Fred, Jack & John?’
The Farmer coolly answered, “See, Warwick is old and is also blind. He does not know he is pulling this car alone. The moment he hears the other names, he thinks he is in a team, and he gives his best”.
So is the case with all of us. The very thought that there are people to help us blesses us with a great deal of comfort, hope, confidence and enthuses us to put our heart and soul into any task that we undertake.
Indeed, the greatest civilizations have always been built on the foundations of a greater level of cooperation from their citizens.
The smartest animals we know — apes, elephants, wolves, dolphins, and crows — tend to live together in cooperative groups and work together for survival.
As H.E.Luccock said, “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.”
It’s not without reason that the very word TEAM is said to stand for “Together Everyone Achieves More”
Goals are achieved by a team.
Your team defines your success.
Goals are not achieved by magic but by the sweat, Hard work & determination of the team.
The power of teamwork was once best expressed by a leading CEO as, “If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time.”
Build a team and stay blessed forever.