Most outstanding achievements, in both business and sport, are built on the ability of people to complement each other. We tend to focus on the unique individual performance because it’s easier to identify with the person who scores the decisive goal, but in the vast majority of cases, victory is a product of the collective spirit and ability to staff each position with the most suitable people.
A team is a group of people where the whole is stronger than the sum of its parts, and where that spirit – that sense of shared strength – creates the tremendous energy, will and insight that leads to victory.
Team development is about managing human processes in relation to the whole and being good at something in relation to the individual. In other words, a team is dependent on both the individual’s talent for solving a specific task and the ability to combine talents in order to most effectively achieve the set goals.