« Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. »
– Henry Ford
Over the last decades, we have seen an increasing move in HR trends towards the specialization of individuals, just to capitalize on strengths, instead of focusing on the improvement of working relationships.
People and skills can indeed only really grow when they are appreciated and praised.
Nevertheless we see a true added value in the right combination of different abilities of individuals. In this way you increase the competencies by sharing and thus being strong together, in fact using the team’s collective intelligence. As a result, you create a team that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
It is precisely for this reason that team development is crucial in the success of organizations.