“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” – Althea Gibson
As much as we may like to take the lead on projects and in the end, claim that we made it a success, we must remember that we have most likely been helped or influenced by others along the way.
When we do something individually, we are oftentimes limited by a certain weakness. For example, no matter how hard you try, you will never be able to type at your computer while cooking dinner for your friends. It may be a silly example, but it goes to show that sometimes, working with someone else will bring better results. The dinner will turn out much better if someone handles it while you type.
Collaboration is especially important in the workplace. By working together with your team, your projects will get done faster and more efficiently. Hence, we thought we should share our favorite collaboration quotes, and hope you use them to inspire your team.
Top 10 Collaboration Quotes
It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
– Charles Darwin
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
– Michael Jordan
Teamwork is the ability to work as a group toward a common vision, even if that vision becomes extremely blurry.
No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.
— H.E. Luccock
“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
– Vince Lombardi
“We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others are bright, some have weird names, but we have to learn to live in the same box.”
“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”
A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind.
– Bill Bethel
“The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.”
– Margaret Carty
“When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.”
– Joe Paterno
Do you have any favorite collaboration quotes? Share them with us!