They work hard to promote teamwork and encourage collaboration among their employees. What can we learn from these crazy successful companies and how they view and foster teamwork?
Lesson #1: Highlight the importance of teamwork
“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” – Reid Hoffman, Co-founder and former executive chairman of LinkedIn.
Lesson #2: Teamwork starts at the top
“There is tremendous teamwork at the top of the company which filters down the teamwork through out of the company.” – Steve Jobs, Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Apple.
Lesson #3: Teamwork leads to innovation
“When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.” – Marissa Mayer, Former president and chief executive officer of Yahoo!
Key takeaways: Make teamwork one of your key companies values and continually work on promoting it. Teamwork starts at the top and filters down through every layer of your company. If you want your employees to foster team collaboration, model it form top. If you want to find a new, creative solution for a certain problem, bring (different) people together. Diversity leads to innovation.