Teamwork is a value!

Teamwork is important within any organization but it’s also critical to have a “team mentality” in dealing with organizations outside your own. The principles of team apply to both types of relationships. Each organization has to be skilled in what they do and they have to have the right people doing it.

Teamwork requires communication. Communication can be verbal, in oral conversation or in writing, but communication can also be nonverbal, through visual signs and signals and through body language, whether intentional or unintentional. Good communication requires understanding in the Stephan Covey context of “striving to understand before trying to be understood.” Great team members work hard at understanding themselves and understanding the others on the team.

Great organizations frequently recognize teamwork as a core value and express the concept of teamwork in their guiding principles. Just look at the strategic plans of great organizations. The organization’s leaders often define teamwork in words similar to these: “We will accomplish our mission through cooperative partnering in order to achieve mutual goals. We recognize the importance of each group of stakeholders, inside and outside our organization, in assuring our mutual success.”

CEOs and other leaders should assess where external teamwork falls on the spectrum of values in their organization. Defining a well-focused mission and expressing and SHARING a clear vision for the 5 to 10 year future are the drivers of teamwork. Teamwork is not likely to thrive in an organization that is not clear on what it is supposed to be doing and where it is supposed to be going.

What are your thoughts on teamwork?


About MikeMolinoLLC

Leaders of associations and small businesses have seen tremendous gains with Mike Molino’s guidance. He has helped them in overcome problems and improve the effectiveness of their teams. Mike has lots of experience working with businesses which blend family relationships into their organizations. Mike’s extensive training in professional development, strategic leadership, and strategic thinking and planning provides him with a unique level of expertise. He embodies the strong military values of service, loyalty, honesty and integrity. Few have achieved his remarkable levels of success in two almost thoroughly diverse career fields: the highly disciplined, structured military and the entrepreneurial, market-oriented RV industry. Mike brings this expertise to his clients to help them and their teams increase effectiveness, efficiency and team cohesiveness so they can move forward on a productive path. With a solid grounding in business, liberal arts and the military arenas, Mike brings valuable experience necessary for relating to individuals or groups needing to grow and develop in leadership skills and abilities. Mike Molino Mike is a Certified Association Executive, is certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) and has extensively used the DISC and the Caliper Assessment. In addition to creating and executing strategic planning strategies for more than 25 years, headed as CEO or COO, Mike also facilitated strategic planning sessions for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. I invite you to see more details about me on and on LinkedIn at
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