Teamwork: Move the Couch
Our team of advisors and the partners and clients we work with are the pillars of success at J&M Capital. That being said, the idea of teamwork extends far beyond work culture. There are many different facets of life and institutions that facilitate teams, whether schools, churches, governments, sports, etc. What makes us unique as individuals are the other teams we participate in throughout our lives. Everyone has their own individual involvement in these various institutions.
Recently, it goes without saying that on a global level, we all shared in a collective team effort with the recent challenge of a pandemic that affected every single person on this planet. Despite the challenges that we battled and continue to do so, there is an opportunity to view human collectivity and productivity on a whole new grand scale. Point blank, we have now all experienced both sides of the coin; collective efforts drive success.
There is a fundamental strength in teamwork that grants us the opportunity to thrive both as a team and individually. From the scope we've seen with COVID-19 to something much more minuscule, like moving a couch. Depending on the size and weight of a couch, it could technically be carried by one person. However, it is guaranteed to be easier if even just one more person helps move the couch. It doesn't matter who these people are, how old they are, what they look like, any divergent aspects of who they are or where they fall socio-economically. In most circumstances, one can assume the couch is easier to move with the two people. Haven't you heard that 'two is better than one?'
Ultimately, what we try to facilitate in our workplace culture, is to create a fluency between these different spaces of life by harnessing this idea of teamwork. As a team of distinct societies, countries, and people of different beliefs, we are all still working for one common goal: to create a better world for generations to come. How we will get there might look different from what we expect. However, even the most minor teams harness greatness in the world because we simply do better when we work together. So, move the couch, and do not be afraid to ask for help when you do.