“No man is wise enough by himself.” –Titus Maccius Plautus
Even back in 250BC, Plautus (quoted above) knew that it took a team to move a project, an idea, a civilization forward; no man – or woman – could achieve enough knowledge on his or her own to accomplish it all alone. Has anything changed in the ensuing years? Have centuries of technological advances put us in an era where Plautus’ words no longer hold true? Some might argue that one 21st century man, with the knowledge of the world findable via the phone in his pocket, is wise indeed. But if his Wi-Fi or satellite connection goes out, doesn’t the fact that he can barely remember his best friend’s phone number let alone formulas, translations, or other important data mean that it was the phone, not the man himself, we might consider wise?
It takes a team – usually the one within our workplace, but also the larger network of website contributors – to truly have the combined wisdom required to make important decisions or move society forward. Innovation comes from teamwork. We here at Best TeamBuilding and Corporate Events are in the business of bringing these teams together, stronger than ever, and we believe doing so leads to strong groups that take big steps. It’s our little way of proudly helping make the world a better place.