34 TEAM DYNAMICS ANDHAVING FUN

You might be the most qualified and talented individual around, but unless you are in the unusual situation of not having to work in any sort of a team, you will find work, well, hard work, unless you can function well as part of a team. There are two main aspects to teamwork:

1. Being part of the overall team, committed to the same ideals, values and common goals. An example would be the following story which, although often told, still rings true in illustrating a person’s sense of purpose and alignment with the common goal:

AN OLD CHESTNUT of a story: During a visit to the NASA space centre in 1962, President Kennedy came across a janitor carrying a broom. He interrupted his tour, went over to the man and said, ...

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