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If you’re reading this blog post, we would venture to bet that you know the importance of teamwork and collaboration in the workplace. However, getting people excited about teamwork often requires nudges, inspiration, and motivation. For this reason, we have put together our favorite collaboration quotes to get your team motivated and excited to work together. Read on…

If you’re a movie buff or watch Marvel movies this will totally make sense, if not stick with us because this is a brief but effective example: Why do you think Nick Fury brought together the Avengers? It was certainly not a team building exercise! It’s because Nick knew if the planet faced bigger dangers, Iron Man alone could not handle everything himself. He knew that a team of superheroes will always be more effective than any superhero alone. Nick Fury understood the importance of teamwork and collaboration.

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Just like the ‘reel life’, the real life is full of challenges and dangers! And in real life too, you need a team to face those challenges effectively.

Every day your company is fighting a different battle, trying to survive and end the day on a high note. However, the challenge becomes that much easier when you have people around you to share the load with. This is why collaboration and teamwork play a crucial role in the success of any business.

When brilliant minds, with big ambitions, work towards a common goal, amazing thing happen. Employees are able to compliment each other’s strengths and weaknesses and eventually become unstoppable.

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Employees agree since about 75% of employers rate teamwork and collaboration as “very important”. However, 86% of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures. Why is that you ask? Let’s take a look…

Teamwork & Collaboration: Expectations vs Reality

So, you, the manager or the boss, put a bunch of people together, gave them a task, and are expecting exceptional results sitting in your corner office, right? Well, I’ve got news for you-you’ll never see the result you expect. It is easy to form teams, assign tasks, and expect results. However, that is not how things work out most of the time. Teams need to be constantly motivated; they need to reminded of the common goal they are working towards, blend in and develop an emotional bond, help each other whenever needed, and get the job done, together.

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The key term here is “motivation.” A Gallup study found that disengaged employees cost companies around $500 billion in lost productivity each year. Yes, that’s 500 with a “b”!! Talk about lack of productivity, eh?!

When employees are detached from one another and their work, it’s a recipe for disaster. Deadlines are missed, productivity goes down, and teamwork and collaboration take a back seat.

One way to get your employees to work together, collaborate more and be excited to chase down those goals is to share some motivational quotes with them.

Get Your Team Pumped Up With Collaboration Quotes!

We, at Bit, love starting our day by sharing some motivating collaboration quotes with each other. It sets the tone for the day, gets us all in the “go-get-it” attitude, and reminds us that together we are greater than our individual strengths and weaknesses.

We have put together a list of some of our favorite teamwork and collaboration quotes. These collaboration quotes will surely inspire you to collaborate more often and more effectively to get the job done, together.

We hope that these collaboration quotes will inspire you and your team to collaborate more often and work together in a team. Which one of these quotes is your favorite? Do let us know in the comments below!

Quote #1

“The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven” – Knute Rockne

Quote #2

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” – Reid Hoffman

Quote #3

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford

Quote #4

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

Quote #5

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Quote #6

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” -Ryunosuke Satoro

Quote #7

“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Quote #8

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

Quote #9

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

Quote #10

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford

Quote #11

“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin

Quote #12

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock

Quote #13

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson

Quote #14

“Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus.” – Simon Mainwaring

Quote #15

“Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” – Patrick Lencioni

Quote #16

“The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” – James Cash Penney

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Quote #17

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler

Quote #18

“When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.” – Russel Honore

Quote #19

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth

Quote #20

“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” – Jim Stovall

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Quote #21

“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi

Quote #22

“The whole is other than the sum of the parts.” – Kurt Koffka

Quote #23

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” –Napolean Hill

Quote #24

“There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” – George Shinn

Quote #25

“The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.” – Lewis B. Ergen

Quote #26

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

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Quote #27

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

Quote #28

“Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

Quote #29

“One piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up, add just a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends; needless to say that individuality counts but teamwork dynamites.” – Jin Kwon

Quote #30

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved” -Mattie Stepanek

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Quote #31

“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” – Mother Teresa

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We hope that these collaboration quotes will inspire you and your team to collaborate more often and work together in a team. Which one of these quotes is your favorite? Do let us know in the comments below! 

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