This article was originally composed for The Network Marketing Newsletter and is republished here by its author.
Teamwork is Not For Wallflowers – Don’t Be One
Don’t be a wallflower. Sitting on the sidelines like a nerd at the dance is just like being a loner when teamwork is required. How can you meet that special someone (at that dance we’re referring to) if you don’t get involved? Teamwork is NOT for wallflowers. Don’t be a loner; get involved.
Remember the days in middle school or high school where all the girls would be dancing with each other because the boys were either too shy or too dim to step forward and get involved. Teamwork takes the same sore of steps forward.
Check the absolute beauty and uniqueness of the flower on the wall to the left. Amazing, right? It’s something to take notice of and remark about, wouldn’t you say?
Yes, it is beautiful. However, when we speak of the human “wallflowers” that avoid or limit their co-mingling with others of like mind and interest, it isn’t so pretty.
Teamwork requires active participation, not looking forlorn and lonely from a distance. There is much to get done regardless if we’re at home, at our place of worship, at work, or play. Everything requires multiple people performing specific tasks in harmony to create the right types of outcomes.
My Fine Example
My eldest grandchild is seven years old. He’s already dancing whenever he can, and he doesn’t dance alone. He has a team of other kids his age at school and after school that participates in all sorts of team activities, including dancing. He plays T-Ball, Soccer, and Jumps Rope, and other games designed to play in groups or teams. He’s a fine example to the adults in the community that doesn’t participate in community activities, activities at school as parents, or even local fundraisers. He’s no wallflower
Teamwork is more than just people getting something accomplished, either work or personally related. Teamwork is a dynamic that, once put into play, is much, much more than a combined effort.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts is a great explanation of what a team can accomplish. What one person can do is multiplied exponentially by the others involved as well, but even more than if one were to total each individual’s contribution to the intended outcome.
What This Means for YOU
As a marketer, it is your job to build a team that is connected, responsive, and responsible. No one said this is an easy task because if it were easy, everyone would be a marketing multi-millionaire.
Keeping your team informed of what is happening upline and downline, across the company and around the industry as an entity itself. There’s a huge responsibility for leadership to coordinate the information and have it disseminated in a timely fashion. They cannot do that alone. That’s why there are leaders in the field with teams of their own. The responsible team leaders understand the need for systems, active participation, pushing for common goals and objectives, and being active in the potential to create it into a reality.
That cannot be done by sitting on the sidelines, a wallflower. Teamwork is not for wallflowers. In every organization in the world, some are only in it for themselves. Some wish they were never involved in the first place.
Your job is to motivate them into the action of one kind or another. Motivate them to participate actively or motivate them to find an alternate means by which they can try to reach their own goals.