We don't have a lot of rules in our Employee Handbook. In fact, there are only 3 big ones. Here is an exact copy/paste of Rule #3:
“Teamwork makes the dream work.”
Working as a team creates a more enjoyable experience than working by oneself. Moreover, we can do more together than we can individually. To quote someone wise, “the sum is greater than its parts.” This is also known as Gestalt.
Check out this past week's video to see some of the fruit of Rule #3. The quality of our food and drink is directly impacted by how we work as a team.
What if we applied this rule to changing the world? What if all world changers and world-changing organizations embraced collaboration over competition?
I was talking with a fellow social entrepreneur recently and we both agreed that we are hopeful. Even though past generations have been very competitive when it comes to making a difference, we believe our generation is starting to work collaboratively. As power shifts to Millennials, I'm hopeful that we will be able to make the dream work through our natural inclination toward teamwork.