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
In every language and culture of the world, talking about teamwork always refers to a surplus of value.
Even in Italy the famous incitement “the union is strength” brings us a reflection about people in teams that achieve goals more easily than individuals, as admirable as it is. However, we never think about how these goals are achieved, what difficulties they encounter, and who contributed the most.
In the various phases of our life, we all found ourselves to be part of a group, finding, at our expense, that bringing together so many “brains” is a decidedly challenging goal, even in the most informal situations as how to choose a movie at the cinema or a place for dinner.
Imagine, therefore, any company team, made up of people who individually have brilliant ideas, but gathered together find it difficult to reach a goal.
Imagine how this criticality can significantly affect the profit of a company or the quality of its product.
And imagine how the degree of this criticality changes from a classic hierarchical company to a liquid one, where the minimum unit of work is the team.
The idea of Big Up! overcoming this obstacle and giving value to collaboration.
Here, the H factor – human factor – really makes the difference, even in monetary terms because knowing how to collaborate is a skill that improves productivity.
The art of working with others – or collaborating – marks each of us according to our natural inclination or experiences behind us, which have enabled us to refine this ability.
Collaborating, in the “Agile” culture, is fundamental in the company because
1 + 1> 2
The value produced by the sum of the contributions is higher than the sum of the same.
In other words, the quality generated by our healthy collaboration is undoubtedly superior, because it brings with it something that is indescribably complete in its being a “more”, because it represents each of us, or better what Napoleon Hill defines as the best and quickest way to succeed: “helping others succeed.”
Verbally it may not be completely clear, but in reality it is, since it is a value that our company must take into account, it’s a part of each of us as important as it contains:
- the sensitivity, which we often hide from others, but in reality we have in listening to others and in seeking a common language to understand each other;
- the care in building the premises from which to start, because they are driven by a strong passion;
- the determination to create a constructive dialogue with an objective critical spirit to achieve a common goal in the best possible way;
- the courage to say what you think while knowing that it could be an idea to change or to discard;
- the ingenuity in the synthesis of a concept, stripping it of those “flight of fancy” that made it unique;
- the ambition to contribute to a bigger plan for which it is worth getting involved.
These are talents and attitudes that cannot be measured, but that undoubtedly, depending on the intensity with which they are profuse, deeply affect the final quality of the project.
Big Up! wants to give voice to these qualities that are not always visible but that count more than technical skills, because they are an expression of our way of interacting and reacting with others.