A good team helps to…

understand the customer or end user
drive yourself to do better
keep everyone motivated
bounce ideas off one another continuously
focus and work towards a common goal
develop a vision
recognize problems before they arise
fix problems when they do arise
keep the innovation going
spark creativity
increase learning
expose you to new ideas, music and art
they’ll spawt typoes befoe u pooblish
make the company organic
act as a target when an all out Nerf war breaks out
give a good reason to leave to get a coffee
share skills
build trust and camaraderie
increase accountability
practice collaboration
increase morale
enhance communication
help others
provide support
build commitment
lower stress under stressful time constraints
be effective
do something amazing
create synergy
challenge you
build a less hierarchal relationship with one another
pick up slack when someone is less productive than normal
adapt to change
learn respect
make work pleasant

The list goes on and on. The importance of a good team can’t be stressed enough. The size of the team, location, collaboration methodologies and more also come into play but the important thing to remember here is you’ll be spending a lot of time with your team (in many cases more than your family) so choose a team where you know you can fit in and the experience will be life changing for everyone. Your product will reflect it, your customers will recognize it and most importantly, work will feel more like an accomplishment rather than a complete waste of time. Work is not play, but it doesn’t have to outright suck either.


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