August 19, 2016

Working Together is Success

By Htun Tin Htun

Wish-to-do makes the impossible possible. Will (mind/ consciousness) makes the impossible possible. Working-hard (efforts) makes the impossible possible. Wisdom makes the impossible possible. The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime. When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.
“One for all and all for one”, a slogan gives us the strength to build and develop our organization better. “Each for all and all for each”, a slogan gives us the equality and equity for the sustainable development. We are one world. Our Planet, Our Dignity, Our Future makes us a United Team. One can make good, two can make better and a team can make the best. A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say. Passion and teamwork can turn a bunch of ordinary folks into an unbeatable, winning team.
Recognition and appreciation are important driving forces for psychological need of all human beings. Leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. See the future, Engage with and develop others, Reinvent continuously, Value respect and relationships, Embody the values (SERVE) are secrets of great leaders.  People who work together will win, whether it is against complex football defences, or the problems of modern society.
Knowledge is power. Character and Wisdom makes human beings to get rich and good. Learn Buddha’s DHAMMAPADA (Anthology of Verses) (A Practical Guide to Right Living) for your knowledge and wisdom improvement. Learn Buddha’s 37 Bodhipakkhiya Dhamma (The Requisites of Enlightenment: 1) the four establishments of mindfulness; 2) the four right efforts; 3). The four bases of success; 4) the five faculties; 5) the five powers; 6) the seven factors of awakening; and 7) the Noble Eightfold path) for the development of your enlightenment. Effective Team Work can surely provide us knowledge, skills, attitude as well as expertise and behavioural change. Working together works.  Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. If you can laugh together, you can work together.
Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Football is an honest game. It’s true to life. It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life. The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven. Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
Nothing is impossible to one with a will. No one is perfect. S/he is not perfect. You are not perfect, I am not perfect. We are not perfect. But practice makes perfect. For practice, we must learn more and more and do it again and again. Learning plus practice can produce RESULTS. No man is wise enough by himself. The work of an advertising agency is warmly and immediately human. It deals with human needs, wants, dreams and hopes. Its ‘product’ cannot be turned out on an assembly line.
Getting to start needs getting to know each other first. Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing are stages to achieve our goals before we are Adjourning. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. When we are debating an issue, loyalty means giving me your honest opinion, whether you think I’ll like it or not. Disagreement, at this stage, stimulates me. But once a decision has been made, the debate ends. From that point on, loyalty means executing the decision as if it were your own.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity. The only real purpose of a team is for the strengths of the whole to offset the weaknesses of the individual. The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’. And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I’. They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’. They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.
Our world has abundant of resources. Keep in mind that, these valuable resources are not only for our generation but for next generation to generations.  One piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up, add just a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends; needless to say that individuality counts but team work dynamites. One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
Good governance needs to be appropriately practised and strengthened within our team. Keep our mind pure. Be good to others. Not to do evil. Cultivate good. Be en-dowed with mindfulness, efforts and wisdom. Keep our planet green. Keep our campus clean. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Many hands make light work. I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.
Economy, efficiency, effectiveness can be gained through the effective team who produce optimal outputs using minimum inputs.  Two people are better than one. When two people work together, they get more work done. When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, it is ready to climb.
There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles. Most of the time, those players aren’t willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team. The funny thing is, in the end, their unwillingness to sacrifice only makes individual goals more difficult to achieve. One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
Honesty is the best policy. Integrity drives the team members to aim high and to make effective performance and get best results. If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. The man who works for the gold in the job rather than for the money in the pay envelope, is the fellow who gets on. To make your dream a reality at the quickest possible time, work with others who share in the same dream with you.
Endurance, Equity, Equality, Empowerment, Enlightenment, Effort, Encouragement are main principles among others for formation of a great team.   When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality. There is no room for jealousy in business. If someone is doing a better job than you are, either find a way to improve yourself or join forces with that person.
Responsibility must be equal to authority. Rights and duties must be balanced and fair. Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.
I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team not the individual, is the ultimate champion. I don’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game. The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound) is important to set goals, targets and objectives for our Team.
Sustainable Development Goals of Post 2015 Development Agenda can surely be achieved through effective team building and development of team work.  It is not a question of how well each process works, the question is how well they all work together. Whatever problems arise in a romantic relationship, it is important to face them together as a couple. If an aspect of the relationship stops working, don’t simply ignore it, but instead address it with your partner. Things change, so respond to them together as they do.
Unity is strength. Strengths come from within. Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission. Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. When there is trouble, enemies are sometimes forced to get together to solve problems!
Cohesion is the first appliance of every group success. I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love. Concern for community is one of the principles of cooperatives.
Community development is people-centered development. All the people in the community need to work and rebuild together to achieve their sustainable goals. Cooperation, coordination, collaboration and compromising are 4Cs for programme’s success. Caring, sweet speaking, helping, giving, sharing and co-existing make the friends to be closer. These are the elements of team and organization development.
Ethical values for cooperation are honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others. The cooperative members, in the tradition of their founders believe in these ethical values. Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. The success of cooperatives depends on team work.  There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others. The perils of overwork are slight com-pared with the dangers of inactivity. There is no reason why a strong back can’t get you as far as a strong mind. Work together, grow together, and conquer together.
Seeing is believing. Learning by doing. Learning by watching. Lifelong learning will definitely cultivate all of us to be good human beings. SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis will make the team to be more effective.  By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day. We can accomplish more together than we would dream possible working by ourselves.
Start your diagnosis (Awareness, Advocacy, Assessment), then discover, dream and design (Analysis), then deliver (Action) your products to meet the market demand through the cooperative efforts. This is team work. Your most precious possession is not your financial assets. Your most precious possession is the people you have working there, and what they carry around in their heads, and their ability to work together. You’ve got to give great tools to small teams. Pick good people, use small teams, and give them excellent tools — so that they are very productive in terms of what they are doing. Make it very clear what they can do to change the specification. Make them feel like. The Team is responsible for what the Team has done. I am responsible for what I have done. You are responsible for what you have done. S/he is responsible for what s/he has done. We are responsible for what we have done. So we have our own responsibility to understand “things as they really are”…


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