Janine Garner says great potential can be created when you move to a way of working that allows active collaboration and sharing of knowledge, insight and intellect.
There is an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together”.
In this fast-paced world in which we are now living, where things are not going to slow down any time soon, if at all; where resources are limited, competition is rife and clients, suppliers and staff are becoming more demanding than ever before the challenge for all of us is to remain relevant.
We are being challenged every day to invent and innovate, to develop and explore.
We cannot do this alone.
Togetherness can and does, create the momentum of change.
Great potential can be created when you move from being solely focused on “Me” — my skills, my job, my business, my leadership challenges — to working freely in a world of “We”, where there is active collaboration and sharing of knowledge, insight and intellect.
Where you openly talk about failures, and equally share knowledge; where honesty, integrity and a belief in opportunity and possibility can create the freedom to invent, to innovate, to disrupt the status quo and, ultimately, to future-proof yourself.
Working together is putting into practice Aristotle’s philosophy that “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts”.
When in balance, working together serves a greater purpose.