40 Teamwork Quotes, Short Quotes

40  Teamwork Quotes

Share these short teamwork quotes with the members of your team. Be encouraged and inspired by the words of those who support and believe in teamwork.

Teamwork isn't just important, it is vital. The process of collaboration of a like-minded group of people in order to achieve a specific goal is crucial to an organization or business. Teamwork means that people need to cooperate with each other utilizing their individual skills, providing constructive feedback, and resolving any personal conflict between individuals in a professional manner. The following teamwork quotations speak to all these teamwork elements and can form the core of teamwork training.


    Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.
  1. Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.
    Mike Krzyzewski
    Short Quotes



  2. Whether you’re starting a run crew, helping online streamers connect with fans, or sparking a movement of K-12 teachers, the secret to getting people together is this: build your community with people, not for them.
    Bailey Richardson, Kevin Huynh; Kai Elmer Sotto, Get Together
    Community Quotes



  3. Teams simplify: they help us see where to focus and what to do.
  4. Teams simplify: they help us see where to focus and what to do.
    Marcus Buckingham, Nine Lies About Work
    Simplicity  



  5. ... all teams need stability as well as growth to function properly; nothing works well if everyone is gunning for the next promotion.
    Kim Scott, Radical Candor
    Criticism Quotes



  6. When you take away responsibility, you also take away the sense of accountability.
  7. When you take away responsibility, you also take away the sense of accountability.
    J. Thomas Miller III, Motivating Others
    Motivational Poems



  8. Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.
    Patrick Lencioni
    Poems About Mistakes



  9. Teams aren’t about sameness ... Instead they’re about unlocking what is unique about each of us, in the service of something shared. A team, at its finest, insists on the unique contribution of each of its members ...
    Marcus Buckingham, Nine Lies About Work
    Poems of Encouragement



  10. Teamwork matters in order to make progress and only occurs when each person values each other as much as they value themselves.
  11. Teamwork matters in order to make progress and only occurs when each person values each other as much as they value themselves.
    Robert Rivers
    Positive Thoughts



  12. You cannot contribute to a team unless you have respect, consideration and agreed upon mutual dependence on one another rather than being the lone wolf of recognized progress.
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth
    Respect Poem



  13. The costly occurrence in some organizations is that a few people undermine the value and progressive contribution of a team until they have failed on an individual basis.
    Byron R. Pulsifer
    Poems About Failure



  14. Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.
  15. Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.
    Patrick Lencioni
    Positive Messages



  16. The word "teamwork" is an anathema to the egotistical.
    Kate Summers
    Selfie  



  17. Also critical to establishing a motivational environment is the understanding that employees are individuals with varied drives, dreams, and personal goals. Motivation is much more than a tool for energizing the demotivated; it puts an added spring in anyone’s step.
    Harriet Diamond, Perfect Phrases for Motivating and Rewarding Employees
    Motivational Quotes For Work



  18. Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
  19. 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
    Inspirational Quotes



  20. Self-motivation trickles down to both internal and external customers, creates a positive work environment, contributes to financial profit and personal fulfillment, and leads to team success.
    Harriet Diamond, Perfect Phrases for Motivating and Rewarding Employees
    Motivational Quotes



  21. I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.
    Jean-Francois Cope
    Blame  



  22. A core group of guys, all sharing similar goals, can move mountains.
  23. A core group of guys, all sharing similar goals, can move mountains.
    Chris Matakas
    Goals  



  24. The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.
    Rensis Likert
    Positive Poems



  25. I don't believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.
    Tom Landry
    Planning Quotes



  26. In teamwork, silence isn’t golden. It’s deadly.
  27. In teamwork, silence isn’t golden. It’s deadly.
    Mark Sanborn
    Listening  



  28. Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
    Mattie Stepanek
    Strong



  29. The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.
  30. The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.
    James Cash Penney
    Independent  



  31. A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind.
    Bill Bethel
    Success  



  32. To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.
    Mike Krzyzewski
    Sports Quotes



  33. When you join teams that changes lives, yours will be the first.
  34. When you join teams that changes lives, yours will be the first.
    Todd Stocker
    Poems About Change



  35. A leader must inspire or his team will expire.
    Orrin Woodward
    Leadership Qualities



  36. Teamwork is the secret that make common people achieve uncommon result.
    Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
    Success Poem



  37. Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.
  38. Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.
    Ryunosuke Satoro
    Cute Quotes



  39. When you switch your focus from the "we" to the "me", the goal from "team" to "self", you upset the balance of the whole. Consequentially, that redistribution of effort impedes success.
    Carlos Wallace
    Dare To Be



  40. 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
    Energy Quotes



  41. The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
  42. The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
    Margaret Carty
    Short Positive Quotes



  43. When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when you team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.
    Bo Schembechler
    Believe  



  44. 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
    Thought Provoking



  45. The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
  46. The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
    Phil Jackson
    Short Inspirational Quotes



  47. Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.
    Dennis Kinlaw
    Quotes To Live By



  48. When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, it is ready to climb.
    Patanjali
    Hard Work Quotes



  49.   Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they're doing it because they care about the team.
  50. Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they're doing it because they care about the team.
    Patrick Lencioni
    Journey Of Life



  51. In order to become a leading home run hitter, a batter must be surrounded by good hitters, otherwise, the pitchers will ‘pitch around’ him. Likewise, many successful people became that way from being on a good team.
    Laing Burns Jr.
    Poems About Life



  52. In a team setting, leadership is shared by a community of people, which counters the tendency for pastors to form congregations in their own images.
    Adam S. McHugh, Introverts in the Church
    Community Services Quotes



  53. Winning team members need to know five things:
    Tell me what you expect from me.
    Give me an opportunity to perform.
    Let me know how I'm getting along.
    Give me guidance where I need it.
    Reward me according to my contribution.
    Paul W. Bryant
    Poems About Winning

We hope these thoughts on teamwork reinforce the benefits of working like this. Teamwork is a great way to move a business or a group forward. Share these teamwork quotations to add a positive and encouraging thought to the day of one of your co-workers.

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