“Coming together is the beginning, staying together is progress but walking together is success” – Henry Ford

You may have heard the phrase, ‘No man is an Island’ over and over again. Imagine if you were the only person in your class, your family, or city! If you were a trader, you would buy and sell to yourself. If you were a teacher, you would learn and teach yourself. If you were a farmer, you would sow, reap, and consume by yourself! Sounds really awkward, doesn’t it?

As humans, we all have weaknesses and excel. We need to complement those weaknesses through teamwork, which is the collaborative effort of a group to achieve a common goal or complete a task effectively and efficiently. Essentially, there is more than one person in a team with each one having a specific role based on his/her strength.

A team is a group of individuals working together to achieve a common goal. It is also known as a group of people committed to achieving something worthwhile. Teams typically have complementary skills and generate synergy through a coordinated effort that allows each member to maximize their strengths and minimize their weaknesses, as observed in sports with more than one player.

For example, if you find it hard to understand Mathematics and decide to meet other students who know it better than you do to teach you, and in return, you teach them the secrets of learning English or Literature, then you are working as a team. Some people understand faster and retain more when they engage in group reading or discussion on a particular subject or topic that may seem hard to study.

For you to achieve a comprehensive, well-rounded education, integrated teamwork on several fronts is vital. The more teamwork fundamentals exhibited, the more opportunity exists for students to learn the essential skills of compromise and collaboration.

Team or group work in a classroom teaches students the fundamental skills of working as a collective unit toward a common goal. This type of teamwork exposes you to skills that will be valuable for you later in the workforce, such as communication, compromise, and collective effort. In any group work, you must agree about who will handle various project components and work in tandem using one another’s strengths to accomplish assigned tasks. 

We all need people at one point or the other to be more productive. You can start leveraging on teamwork from now to make tasks easier for you.

I will love to hear your thought on this topic. Please feel free to leave your questions and comments in the comments section below.



Henry Ibrahim Kwatadem is the Content Creator at B2SL. He loves working with young people to help them discover their purpose in life. You can reach via email at

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  • Ajilore Daniel O.

    ” The more teamwork fundamentals exhibited, the more opportunities exists for students to learn the essentials skills of compromise and collaboration”

  • Henry Ibrahim

    “The more teamwork fundamentals exhibited, the more opportunity exists for students, (and also everybody) to learn the essential skills of compromise and collaboration”.

  • ogunsola oluwabunmi Grace

    Ok,my comment is just that all what they are trying to say is truth and God will help us all.
    So about the teamwork I.e working together to achieve a common goal and to achieve success.Yes because the only road that leads to success is to work hard and not on our own but to work together because working together brings about different person ideas and understanding,so anything we wanted to do should be in teamwork in order to achieve a goal.
    For example,if we want to cook a delicious jollof rice ,it has to comprises some ingredients in order to make it a delicious jollof rice,so the working together of the ingredients and rice make it a delicious jollofrice.So if we too now join hands together and work in team,surely we are going to achieve a goal.

    • Miss Angel

      We can easily achieve more by pooling our resources, and effort together..
      Though some people can easily be discouraged from doing what is right by their colleague..
      Working together with a sincere and transparent teams gives the best out of you.
      Be wise when choosing your partner.

  • ogunsola oluwabunmi Grace


  • Aiyedusho Victoria

    Teamwork helps to maximize strength and minimize weaknesses

  • mayowa

    The word ”TEAMWORK” it’s very essential. it’s helps to be social, and it makes things easier and faster. It helps to get crazy ideas from other
    Mind you
    Make sure the people you are working are those who you have the same thinking
    Not people who will draw you down

  • Ismail

    Really inspiring

  • Kanyinsola

    As a human we all have weak point and strong point….it makes it faster and easier to achieve our goals through working together it when we work together our team mate can help us to overcome our weak points
    Teamwork pays

  • Noble

    Teamwork involves cooperation and agreement, without these, it can’t survive

  • Akinbo opemiposi Sarah

    I learnt that team work help to maximize strength and minimize weakness.And also if we did not know a particular topic we should move to those who Know better than us that we bring out goal

  • Promise Akande

    I love this BLOG.
    I cannot live and attain a greater heights because together with others Makes a huge part of success.

  • Oyebamiji Timothy Ayomide

    T – Together
    E – Everyone
    A – Achieves
    M – Much

  • ogunsola oluwabunmi Grace

    For my own understanding,working together or working in team is a easier and faster way of acquiring knowledge,goals and success.
    Why?I think we all knew the saying that says “one can’t know everything”yes,one cannot know everything because there is a limit to every person understanding and knowledge,so when we now works together,it means we are acquiring knowledge and trying to gather knowledge in different ways, fom different person too.So trying to do this,is a way of going to part of success.
    For example,if we take a look at the lifestyle of a human beings.Adult and youth,we will see that,there are some certain things in which an old person can do not everything,and if we take a look at that young person,we will see that,is not everything that she will able to Yoruba proverb says”owo omode koto pepe,ti agba ko wo kerengbe”so working together in team will surely leads to success.

  • Tommy

    Teamwork is very crucial in all group or organization because it enhances growth and development

  • Khalilah

    Teamwork maximizes strengths!
    I love this blog!

    • Fauziya Kamarudeen


      teamwork is an important skills to work hand in hands to achieve a common goals.

      Once you come together is a great beginning, staying together is a progress and walking together is success.

      Teamwork = beginning + progress+ success.

      Thank you B2SL

  • Opeyemi

    Teamwork is very essential

  • Nana

    As it is said that no man is an island
    A drop of water cannot make an ocean
    Apart from the fact that you need other people to become productive there is also this joy in helping each other, there is more to being a team. In a team you share each other’s joy, sadness, bad and happy times, and also success

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