We often hear the phrase “take one for the team,” but it is less common to hear “the team is going to take one for you.”
Teamwork should be a two-way street.
The effort, the loyalty, and the benefits should go both ways.
The burdens and the sacrifices should as well.
A team is what the team does together, what it shares together, builds together, loses together, celebrates together, and grieves together.
There is no blame in a team.
There is only accountability, support, and the mutual sharing of responsibility.
When one part of a team falls behind, the rest of the team helps them keep up.
When one part of a team fails, the whole team fails.
When one part of the team succeeds, the whole team succeeds.
Teamwork is measured in shared progress.
A team that asks an individual to “take one for the team,” if they are truly a team, will also “take one for the individual” if and when it is necessary to do so.
A team is a unit that moves as one, wins as one, and loses as one.