How To Create Effective Teams For A Better Life Most events in life are built on successful teamwork. Families are teams relying on teamwork to make everybody's life better or easier. Production relies on team to manufacture a worthwhile commodity and office staff need to work as an effective team to market the items or services that the company deals in and recover outstanding overdue payments. Even countries rely on teamwork: a country's civil service and bureaucracy is made up of thousands of teams from the uppermost cabinet ministers to the team of garbage collectors that keep our streets clean. Even if you work on your own, you rely on others to provide your raw materials, keep the Internet going or to deliver your items by mail. None of us can really work alone any more and maybe no one ever really could. When you realize this fact, you ought to look about you to see which teams you are in. A family team? Probably. A community team? Almost certainly. Do you play a sport? Are you working? Or looking for a career with the help of a government department? Do you go to school? Even a class is just a big team. One rowdy student can destroy the concentration of the teacher and the pupils. Outside the microcosm and into the macrocosm, you are a resident of your township and a citizen of your country and even the world as a whole. Working at building the team is everyone's responsibility, because an effective team is more successful at attaining its goals which normally include enriching the members of the team. Family members can try to pull their weight, endeavor not to be a burden and try to help the weaker or younger members of the family. They can do their utmost at school or at work, so as not to become a worry to those who rely on them either for wages or for dreams for the future. All parents agonize about their children's future. If you were in a sports team, you would exercise in training sessions so as not to let your team members down. You would endeavor to stay fit and attempt to score points. You can attempt to do the same in any team situation. Pull your weight at work and one day the employer will notice and you will get on faster than the one who merely does enough to keep their post. The same in your local community, keep your garden tidy. Nobody wants to live next to a junk yard. Enquire of your elderly neighbours if they require a hand with the shopping or getting to the GP's especially if the weather is bad. Do not think that politicians have got all the bases covered. They have not and they are giving up more bases every month. Take an interest in local politics. Perhaps, you can do it better. Who knows where an interest in community politics will take you if you work for others and show you care. Too many of us regular individuals have left politics to the ambitious and greedy and look what they have left us with.