A team is like a relationship in that you look out for each other, share problems and successes and like each other, hopefully.

As a team member, you put the needs of the team above yourself. In a relationship, you place the needs of your partner above yourself. Yet you still need to take care of yourself and your needs.

How to do this?

First of all, you need to trust each other. If you don’t trust your partner or team member, the team is doomed.

You need to be able to listen and speak freely with no concerns about being undermined or sidelined.

Know that teamwork in a relationship brings you closer to the other, as it should be. However, if you work separately, your relationship will flounder and possibly fail. It is all about working together.

The more you help each, the greater the bond. The more ideas each of you has, the greater the possibility to reach better solutions to any problems you may run into.

The biggest challenge in a team is about your expectations of what others are supposed to do.

Each person, in a relationship or team, has specific skills. Hopefully, on the team, or partnership, one is into details and the other sees a bigger picture. Two individuals with same views will not make a great team, just achieve great agreements when they high five each other and see themselves in the mirror.

Most people are different from each other and their needs and wants must be acknowledged.

Being part of a team means we need to accept and respect the differences and their values. The team or relationship  should have separate values, although in alignment with all members.

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Joanne Victoria