40  Teamwork Quotes

Share these 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.


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



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



  3. 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



  4. ... 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



  5. 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



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



  7. 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



  8. 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



  9. 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



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



  11. 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



  12. 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



  13. 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



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



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



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



  17. 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



  18. 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



  28. 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



  29. 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



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



  31. 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  



  32. 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



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



  34. 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



  35. 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



  36. 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



  37. 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



  38. 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



  39. 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



  40. 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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