Have you ever been a player on a baseball team? If so, what did winning the game require of you and your other team members? Did every team member play the same position on the field? Were some players better at batting the ball while others were better at catching the ball? Just like in sports, working together as a team can allow each person to use his or her unique strengths and abilities to contribute to a work task or project.
Read the quote below and consider the following questions. Then, with a partner, compare and discuss your answers.
Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.
– unknown author
1. What do you think this quote means?
2. Does teamwork always lead to a positive result? If not, why not?
3. Describe a time that you worked on a team. What did you like about the experience? What did you find difficult?