103 Teamwork Quotes (How to Be Better Together)

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Best Teamwork Quotes

A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of themelves and their contribution to praise the skill of the others.

A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of themselves and their contribution to praise the skill of the others. Norman S. Hidle
Teamwork divides the effort.  Teamwork adds the efficiency. Teamwork subtracts the selfishness Teamwork multiplies the rewards
Teamwork divides the effort.  Teamwork adds the efficiency. Teamwork subtracts the selfishness. Teamwork multiplies the rewards. Kevin Eastman Teamwork Quotes
A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle Teamwork Quotes
A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.  Japanese proverb
Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus
Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus. Simon Mainwaring
Culture consists of the shared purpose, attitudes, values, goals, practices, behaviors, and habits that define a team or organization
Culture consists of the shared purpose, attitudes, values, goals, practices, behaviors, and habits that define a team or organization. Jon Gordon
The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack
The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack. Rudyard Kipling Teamwork Quotes
Every once in a while you hear an expert that says team chemistry is overrated. You just write that person off
Every once in a while you hear an expert that says team chemistry is overrated. You just write that person off. Tony La Russa  
There is no I in T-E-A-M
There is no ” I” in T-E-A-M. Unknown
If you want to go fast, go alone If you want to go far, go together
If you want to go fast, go alone If you want to go far, go together. African Proverb
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life
Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.  Amy Poehler
It is amazing what you can accomplish if no one cares who gets the credit-Teamwork Quotes
It is amazing what you can accomplish if no one cares who gets the credit. Harry Truman
None of us is as smart as all of us-Teamwork Quotes
None of us is as smart as all of us. Ken Blanchard

Building Teamwork Quotes

In teamwork, silence isn't golden, it's deadly
In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly. Mark Sanborn
The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team
The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team. Lewis B. Ergen
There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring and pride I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist Any one individually is important But all of them together are unbeatable.
There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring and pride I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist Any one individually is important But all of them together are unbeatable. Mike Krzyzewsk Team Quotes
Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.
Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. Virginia Burden
Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.
Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity. Vince Lombardi
Don’t aspire to be the best on the team. Aspire to be the best for the team.
Don’t aspire to be the best on the team. Aspire to be the best for the team. Brian Tracy
Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.
Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we. Unknown
The intuitive, compassionate heart is the doorway to our unity.
The intuitive, compassionate heart is the doorway to our unity. Ram Dass
If you can laugh together, you can work together.
If you can laugh together, you can work together. Robert Orben
Everyone on your team is important… Importance knows NO rank--Teamwork Quotes
Everyone on your team is important… Importance knows NO rank.  Mike Krzyzewski Teamwork Quotes
Teamwork begins by building trust And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.
Teamwork begins by building trust.  The only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability. Patrick Lencioni
A team is more than a collection of people It is a process of give and take.
A team is more than a collection of people It is a process of give and take. Barbara Glacel
Decency is avoiding disrespect, not avoiding disagreement. Integrity is trying to get it right, not being right.
Decency is avoiding disrespect, not avoiding disagreement. Integrity is trying to get it right, not being right. Adam Grant
To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness and not a threat to your position or authority.
To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness and not a threat to your position or authority.  Christine Caine
Don’t take your culture for granted There needs to be a constant renewal of values that lead to camaraderie.
Don’t take your culture for granted There needs to be a constant renewal of values that lead to camaraderie. Mike Krzyzewski
One of the dangers a team faces isn’t that it won’t become successful, but that it will, and then cease to improve.
One of the dangers a team faces isn’t that it won’t become successful, but that it will, and then cease to improve. Mark Sanborn
A team is not a group of people who work together but a team is a group of people who trust each other.
A team is not a group of people who work together but a team is a group of people who trust each other. Simon Sinek

Quotes to Inspire Teamwork

One person can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one person cannot make a team.

One person can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one person cannot make a team. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. Michael Jordan
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 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. Mia Hamm
Fit no stereotypes. Don't chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team's mission.
Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission. Colin Powell
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--Teamwork Quotes
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. Babe Ruth
When you're part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they'd do the same for you.
When you’re part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they’d do the same for you. Yogi Berra
Teamwork is the lynchpin in our long-term success.
Teamwork is the lynchpin in our long-term success.  Ned Lautenbach
Working together works.
Working together works.  Dr. Rob Gilbert
Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams.
Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams. Unknown
Win together, lose together, play together, stay together--Teamwork Quotes
Win together, lose together, play together, stay together. Debra Mancuso
If a team is to reach its potential, each person must be willing to subordinate their personal goals to the good of the team.
If a team is to reach its potential, each person must be willing to subordinate their personal goals to the good of the team. Bud Wilkinson
It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived.
It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived. Ralph Charell teamwork quotes
Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't, management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.
Management must speak with one voice.  When it doesn’t, management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team’s mission.  Pat Riley
There is no such thing as a self-made success. You will reach your goals only with the help of others--Teamwork Quotes.
There is no such thing as a self-made success. You will reach your goals only with the help of others. George Shinn
Our titles would not have been possible without the unselfishness displayed by all our teams, the team wins, not the individuals.
Our titles would not have been possible without the unselfishness displayed by all our teams, the team wins, not the individuals. John Wooden
When you hand good people possibility, they do great things.
When you hand good people possibility, they do great things. Biz Stone
Some of the best teamwork comes from people who are working independently toward one goal in unison.
Some of the best teamwork comes from people who are working independently toward one goal in unison. J.C. Penney
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 teamwork dynamites.
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 teamwork dynamites. Jin Kwon
You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits When we all help one another, everybody wins--Teamwork Quotes
You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits When we all help one another, everybody wins. Jim Stovall
Individually, we are one drop Together, we are an ocean--Teamwork Quotes
Individually, we are one drop Together, we are an ocean. Ryunosuke Satoro
Many of us are more capable than some of us, but none of us is as capable as all of us.
Many of us are more capable than some of us, but none of us is as capable as all of us. Tom Wilson
What separates the good players from a great player is that a great player is willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group.
What separates the good players from a great player is that a great player is willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Ask your colleagues for help—early and often--Teamwork Quotes
Ask your colleagues for help—early and often. Jill Konrath
No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.
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
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. Henry Ford
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. Napoleon Hill
Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.
Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. Virginia Burden
The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side. Margaret Carty
Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.
Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication. Mike Krzyzewski
It takes two flints to make a fire--Teamwork Quotes
It takes two flints to make a fire. Louisa May Alcott
Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ’em to play together is the hard part.
Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ’em to play together is the hard part. Casey Stengel
Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.
Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success. Ted Sundquist
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. Emily Kimbrough
In union, there is strength.
In union, there is strength. Aesop
A single leaf working alone provides no shade--Teamwork Quotes
A single leaf working alone provides no shade. Chuck Page
With an enthusiastic team, you can achieve almost anything.
With an enthusiastic team, you can achieve almost anything. Tahir Shah
Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people.
Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people. Steve Jobs
There is no such thing as a self-made man You will reach your goals only with the help of others.
There is no such thing as a self-made man You will reach your goals only with the help of others. George Shinn
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision .The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision .The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Andrew Carnegie
Many hands make light work--Teamwork Quotes
Many hands make light work. John Heywood
People want to be on a team They want to be part of something bigger than themselves They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good.
People want to be on a team They want to be part of something bigger than themselves They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good. Mike Krzyzewski
It all starts with a great idea and teamwork.
It all starts with a great idea and teamwork. Garrett Camp
Great teams do not hold back with one another They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.
Great teams do not hold back with one another They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.  Patrick Lencioni
Motivation comes from working on things we care about It also comes from working with people we care about.
Motivation comes from working on things we care about It also comes from working with people we care about. Sheryl Sandberg
The whole is greater than the sum of the parts--Teamwork Quotes
The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Kurt Koffka
It is great to do what you love but greater with a great team.
It is great to do what you love but greater with a great team.  Lailah Gifty Akita
The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.  John Wooden
It is the long history of humankind, and animal kind, too that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
It is the long history of humankind, and animal kind, too that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. Charles Darwin
Not finance, not strategy Not technology It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and rare.
Not finance, not strategy Not technology It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and rare.  Patrick Lencioni
Synergy – the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously.
Synergy – the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously. Mark Twain
Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.
Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers. Pat Riley
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else--Teamwork Quotes
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington
You develop a team to achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone All of us alone are weaker, by far, than if all of us are together.
You develop a team to achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone All of us alone are weaker, by far, than if all of us are together. Coach K Quotes
If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work Now who wants that?
If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work Now who wants that? Matthew Woodring Stover
The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.
The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first. Iyanla Vanzant
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.
When you need to innovate, you need collaboration. Marissa Mayer
Teamwork is a make-or-break situation Either you help make it or the lack of it will break you.
Teamwork is a make-or-break situation Either you help make it or the lack of it will break you. Kris A Hiatt
The strength of the team is each individual member The strength of each member is the team.
The strength of the team is each individual member The strength of each member is the team. Phil Jackson
None of us, including me, ever do great things But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.
None of us, including me, ever do great things But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.  Mother Teresa
Individual commitment to a group effort that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Individual commitment to a group effort that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Vince Lombardi
No one can whistle a symphony It takes a whole orchestra to play it.
No one can whistle a symphony It takes a whole orchestra to play it. H. E. Luccock
Success is best when it's shared.
Success is best when it’s shared. Howard Schultz Teamwork Quotes
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller  

In Summary of Teamwork

Wikipedia defines Teamwork as the collaborative effort of a group to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way.[1][2] This concept is seen within the greater framework of a team, which is a group of interdependent individuals who work together towards a common goal.

Teamwork is crucial in relationships, teams, and business. You can apply essential elements of teamwork in all three situations regardless of how different each scenario might be.

To have a successful team these Four Characteristics are key:

  1. Strong Leadership
  2. Common Goals
  3. Diversity
  4. Trust

“Teamwork comes naturally to humans as a whole, but that doesn’t always mean it’s easy for individuals to work with others. Some people, particularly those who prefer to work on their own, may feel out of place in a group or get frustrated by common teamwork pitfalls. To maximize teamwork, it’s important that all teammates share the same goals and are committed to an overall vision. Often it takes just one person not pulling their weight—or defying the group’s goals—to derail the efforts of everyone else on the team.” Source

 

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