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Teamwork Quotes

For team building and more!

Teamwork Quotes

For team building and more!

Here are some of our favourite teamwork quotes. Ever tried to answer the question: why is teamwork important?

Teamwork quotesSometimes a good quote can be just what is needed to sum up even the most eloquent of teamwork theories. In team building activities there are numerous ways you can use teamwork quotes.

For example, you may want to use a quote to help in a team briefing session, or as part of team training day. Or, you may simply use them to remind yourself of the virtues of teams. Think about some of the wisdom and challenges expressed in the following teamwork quotes.

The Strength of Teams

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Henry Ford

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

Do you want a collection of brilliant minds or a brilliant collection of minds? R. Meredith Belbin

A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others. Norman Shidle

When the Organisation Gets in the Way

We trained hard, but it seemed every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization. Petronii Arbitri Satyricon AD 66

It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Teamwork Quotes For a Purpose

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Andrew Carnegie

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More Unknown


Synergy is the highest activity of life; it creates new untapped alternatives; it values and exploits the mental, emotional, and psychological differences between people. Stephen Covey

None of us is as smart as all of us. Ken Blanchard

The key elements in the art of working together are how to deal with change, how to deal with conflict, and how to reach our potential…the needs of the team are best met when we meet the needs of individual persons. Max DePree

If I have seen further than others it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton

If you like our teamwork quotes you may want to read more about developing effective teams in our teamwork articles. You can also find a wide range of quotes on related themes for this site in our section on motivational quotes.

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