The Corruption of True Teamwork

Is our society operating on corrupted versions of true teamwork?

Our global society works through teams and there are many situations in life where we need to be part of a team. Families may see themselves as a team; corporations call upon their employees to contribute to and do their part for the team; we value working together as a team and most of us will have experienced a sense of satisfaction whenever a team pulls together to address a crisis – such as in a widespread disaster – or to collaborate to produce something. This can be anything from a newsletter to a product to sales figures or, indeed, to any outcome.

Then there are the sporting teams that many of us affiliate with, sponsor and barrack for. This type of team highlights that there remains within many concepts of teamwork the reality of individualism and self-gain. In the sporting arena, we are adversarial with all teams other than our own and the aim of the game is to defeat all the other teams and secure personal glory for our own, often at any cost. The many recently publicised doping scandals, ball tampering scandals and other unscrupulous practices attest to this. This type of team indicates that our concept of teamwork is accompanied by a slightly larger version of ‘self,’ where self is extended to include those who support the same team to the rejection of those who don’t – at times to the point of denigration and violence.

Hence, our teams are based on competition and winning and the teamwork and cooperation that occurs does so only in the context of one’s own team. In other words, our teams are actually highly exclusive.

Nor is this exclusivity limited to sporting teams. In business, there is fierce competition to secure a large percentage of the market share for the products that each corporate team produces and there is huge competition among brands – even when the brands are produced by different arms of the one same parent company! Such rivalry can be often observed in siblings in the same family and there is even a body of psychological literature on this ubiquitous phenomenon, which ironically, is seen as normal (1). This belief-based normality is often encouraged and validated in schools, both by the allocating of children to differing sporting houses, by encouraging the participation in competitive sport both at school and then between schools, as well as by having academically competing teams in the classroom.

The latter phenomenon – working in groups or teams in class – is seen as a ‘good thing’ as children can share their expertise and knowledge with each other. However, teachers like myself often observe how there can still be an edge to these situations and that students still want to know which team effort was the best and whose information was right and whose was wrong. This reveals another aspect of what we have taken on as teamwork, namely a continuum of competence and value that extends from the best to the worst, with all shades in between the two extremes.

Is it possible that for some of us there is a comfort in allocating oneself a position on this line, even if one’s position is at the ‘lower’ end? After all, as the saying goes, we at least know where we stand. When it comes to teams (and groups), anything that differentiates and distinguishes us from other teams (groups), anything that individualises and identifies us, we’re there – in it up to our necks. These distinctions can take many forms, including income level, brand of car, footy team, type of school, where we like to holiday, all the way down to what we like to eat and when, the clothing that we wear and the country in which we live. There are ‘people like us,’ and then there are…. the rest, everyone else.

As I’ve witnessed in the profession of teaching – and many other social contexts – even the good or positive teams have the propensity to demonstrate the same qualities of the ‘all about me’ focus, equally as much as the more overtly competitive teams.

This brief set of observations reveals some of the characteristics we have accepted and normalised as being characteristics of a team: individualism, self-gain, adversarial nature, exclusivity, competition, rivalry, notions of right and wrong, the best and the least, winners and losers.

Looked at in this way, has our current model of team and teamwork been corrupted and so are we working with a model that is fundamentally flawed from the outset and hence must always be limiting in its scope and activity?

Is it time for us to begin the process of re-defining and conceptualising what is a true team and if so, what will be the foundational concepts?

Working from the notion that we often perceive the teams we literally identify with as an extended (or even inflated) version of our ‘self,’ could the very notion of self be a root flaw in the activity of the term ‘team’ so that if we have a team of individual selves, we do not truly have a team? Is there a deeper truth on offer within the phrase “There is no ‘i’ in team”?

One version of this phrase has historically indicated that the individual’s interests must be sacrificed for the sake of the team, often bringing a sense of doing the right thing and even overriding what one feels within themselves. There is a sense that many selves are suppressed in order that one individual attains a form of glory. This glory then becomes an aspirational goal for the multiple other selves under the belief that ‘every dog will have its day.’

However, there does exist a very real possibility of situations where one’s true self is naturally enhanced in the awareness that, energetically, there is an underlying One-ness to us all. This view requires a paradigm shift to acknowledging that everything that we do is felt by, and contributes to, the all that we are all a part of, as well as a huge connection with the true depth of our personal and collective responsibility to this whole. Saying yes to this level of awareness and responsibility connects us with the interdependence that exists well beyond any individual teams to profound levels of mutuality and Brotherhood and to vast reservoirs of respect and care not witnessed under the corrupted, historical paradigm.

Parenting is one such example of this. The current model locates us in isolated families where Mum and Dad parent their children, perhaps at times backed up by grandparents and other relatives. An alternative and considerably more expansive model of parenting offers how every adult who enters a child’s field of experience is potentially a parent to the child; that every adult is aware of this and brings the same level of care and responsibility as do the parents, in the knowing that everything they do or express reflects certain qualities to the child for good or ill. This awareness also extends to adults who never physically see the child but who construct or market products that the child will ultimately utilise or consume. If a company manufactures beds and another bedding, do each of those companies consider that the quality in which they manufacture their goods and services, the relationships among their staff, their motivation for business, ALL bring a reflection of quality to children who use what they sell or make? This makes for a very broad understanding of Team and the true responsibility that goes with this.

Additionally, this latter situation would place parents in the position of needing to discern the prevailing energy of products and services that they buy. Refusing to buy goods that have been manufactured on the basis of greed for example, are then revealed and wiser, more supportive choices become possible. In this way, our collective, broader team becomes wiser too, as we all start to call out energies like greed or self-gain, which are actually inimical to us all.

In the face of such awareness, one can most assuredly state that our current and historical models of team and teamwork are indeed corrupt insofar as they serve only the immediate self-interest of a narrow group, disregarding the whole of which we are part. Working with the whole serves all of us and opens us up to deeper aspects of ourselves that we have long since forgotten or ignored. These aspects actually support us to connect with our true Self, our Soul.

This awareness of our true ‘team’ – humanity – then invites a true and purposeful way of interacting in our more localised and personal smaller teams: it is no longer just about ‘me and mine’ but about the relationship of ‘me and mine’ to our global family. This can all occur with a relatively simple shift in awareness that the ‘I’ lives within an inextricably interdependent whole that it will one day surrender itself back into. Then what is required is to move in a loving and caring manner, knowing that our every movement reflects this quality to everyone else, giving them permission to do and be likewise. In this model, we are none of us a ‘dog’ waiting for ‘its day.’ Every day is our day and can be lived as a beautiful confirmation and expansion of the loving qualities that are part of us all.

The most challenging part of this process is perhaps, the honest admission that long ago we ditched this true model and way of being for a series of increasingly corrupt and dehumanising alternatives in order to entrench the reality of individualism. Now it falls to us all to reclaim these true ways of being from the corrupted versions we have all complicitly created.

By Coleen Hensey, BA (Hons), Grad. Dip.Ed


  1. Melbourne Child Psychology & School Psychology Services, P. (2019). How to Reduce Sibling Rivalry. [online] Available at: [Accessed 28 Oct. 2018]

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198 thoughts on “The Corruption of True Teamwork

  1. Making it truly about people and working together that needs to be the common denominator or foundation for us all. I might have said in a comment here before but the competition that we currently have is both ludicrous and ridiculous to the point that I have seen the main health service within the UK where one area did not let another area of the service use rooms in their building because they won the tender over them!!!! It is the exactly the same organisation/national service that is supposedly there for the health and wellbeing of people yet one team stopped or did not aid another team from setting up what they needed to. Crazy!!!!

  2. When in true teamwork we bring in the multidimensionality that the world so desperately needs – true team work is other worldly.

  3. As more and more corruption is being unearthed and publicised ” the honest admission that long ago we ditched this true model and way of being for a series of increasingly corrupt and dehumanising alternatives in order to entrench the reality of individualism”. Now to return to the true model – as shown by the ethics of the Ageless Wisdom and Universal Medicine.

  4. There’s also multiple truckloads of comparison in the competition version of teamwork. It further cements a separation between us. But if I don’t compare myself to others there’s no need to beat them or place myself as less than them. No need to compete or separate from them.

  5. There is something very simple, sweet and strong about realising that we are all in the same team; that humanity is a team and that everything we do supports or undermines this team. Understanding this brings great purpose and responsibility to life… I love that.

    1. I love this Matilda – we are one big team, one big family – so why then do we keep denying it? I feel it is because of the level of love that it asks is to bring when we consider the grandness of the team/family and how we lose our individuality in it…

    1. I so agree, this is borne out after tragedies, such as earthquakes, fires etc when people pull together. The sad part is that when the imminent dangers are over people return to their original separate lives and the ‘teamwork’ they built often dies away.

  6. “ Is there a deeper truth on offer within the phrase – ‘there is no i in team’?” The very concept of a team is that you all play – or work – together to support the whole. Sadly this isn’t always the case. Much depends on the team leader to reflect the all for one and one for all philosophy.

  7. It is brilliant how you have described and exposed our current interpretation of ‘team’ as a larger form of self. And because ‘teamwork’ is such a buzz word it is important that we have this wake up call and offer of awareness. Thank you. The thing is we can all feel it and probably collude simply because of the power of numbers; a sort of unconscious acceptance because ‘everyone else is doing it and it must therefore be normal’.

    1. Yes teams are encouraged to compete against each other – as in sports, started in the school atmosphere and continues in the workplace. And even teams members are encouraged to compete against each other – as in bonuses for sales etc., even when working for the good of the same company. Hardly true teamwork!

  8. ‘even when the brands are produced by different arms of the one same parent company!’ This is so true. I know this is even happening in our health service where an area has won the tender over a previous area, and even though they are under the same umbrella the area that lost the tender would not allow the other a place to be in their building to stay. It is exactly the same service just different areas. Are they working together … it appears not!!! How can we ever truly move forward when we are continually competing with each other?

  9. Thank you Colleen, adding to what you have presented, when we start with living to bring decency and respect to our own lives we can take the same considerations to another, but we have to feather our own nest first. Then when we are able to share a loving relationship with another we can then build a team that works together in harmony, this harmonious way of living comes from relinquishing our own inner conflict first and then also with building that relationship with another. Mastering life takes place in the body first and foremost, then we understand healing and how this can take place so that when the feathers are ruffled we understand the process and heal. Then we can leave the nest, sharing with the most Loving responsibility what it is like to fly and belong to a True-flock!

  10. ‘Then what is required is to move in a loving and caring manner, knowing that our every movement reflects this quality to everyone else, giving them permission to do and be likewise.’ This makes so much sense, bringing true teamwork to our walk down the street, to how we are at work and at home.

  11. Climbing to the top of any mountain can be done for the recognition but living with the ALL as our way, then allows life to be about sharing and serving for the greater good of humanity, which takes us all to new heights.

  12. Individualism doesn’t work, as is shown in so many societies – the corruption is becoming more apparent. And the so-called team work equally so. True teamwork calls for the discarding of self and working for the all.

  13. We are all missing our true call to be part of team humanity.
    We will one day all get it until then we have to accept there are many fake versions to the real thing.

    1. Fake versions of everything abound everywhere. We are living a counterfeit version of a life very far removed from this one. A life of truth and beauty, a life that exists still and one that we will all eventually return to.

  14. We have cloaked the ugliness of the corrupted version of teamwork under the title of “good” so we don’t question it. We have made the team the priority and self sacrifice for the team is seen as good, as is winning. Ultimately we are sacrificing much more, such as love (including self love), harmony, and brotherhood.

  15. The belief in ‘us and them’ and ‘good and bad’ kills any likelihood of true team work. When we enter any situation, for example, a family member is admitted into a care home or hospital and we immediately find fault in the way things are done, we’ve placed ourselves above and outside the team. Carers, nurses and doctors will feel judged. True teamwork offers an opportunity to respond lovingly and work with people and systems however we find them.

    1. So true Kehinde. Any form of judgement inhibits the teamwork that is necessary when someone enters any form of institution. Bringing understanding and cooperation supports everyone to offer the care and support needed.

  16. “Now it falls to us all to reclaim these true ways of being from the corrupted versions we have all complicitly created.” Absolutely – the way forward.

  17. I hate what is asked for when one is told to, ‘take one for the team.’ One person is asked to accept less, sacrifice some kind of standard, is abused in some way in order for the team to ‘win’ in some way. If all people, both inside and outside of the ‘team’, aren’t treated with equal respect then how could this possibly be considered a win?

  18. I’m struck by a family considering itself a team. Indeed I’ve seen this in films where a parent will say so to rally the family against a formidable opponent (alien or robot) and even the teenager, who’s usually wayward and wants to get rid of their family connection, rallies forth.

    I wonder if most families do consider themselves a team of sorts, like there are differences but the blood bond ties them together stronger than water – the water being everyone else on the planet. If we all got that we’re here to work together, to support one another there’d be no need for this miniscule effort of a few versus I don’t know how many billion inhabitants on the planet earth. It really is a fooled system!

    1. The consciousness within families that blood is more important keeps us loyal only to ‘our own’ (and not even then when we consider it). Understanding that we are all family keeps us open and less defensive and protective around anyone without the same surname!

    2. If what we all got was that we are actually all the same united consciousness and that any separation that we perceive is part of the illusion of creation then this would go a really long way to bringing a one unified approach to life.

    3. A ‘team’ implies there must be another team to compete against – a no win situation for everyone. I just bought a cooperative board game for my grandchildren and they love it. No tears cos no-one can lose!

  19. Over the past few years participating in group work stripped away my previous understanding of teamwork and offered me its true meaning. Whereas before there was a tension to group work (which I brought) one- upmanship, drive, challenge, confrontation and wanting to be right. This gave way to a willingness to work with each group, for the All and not myself. It has been a beautiful unfolding and to reflect on how far I’ve come a blessing.

  20. After years of facilitated team development and team conflict events, it is only now I fully understand the subject. And this is the problem: until we connect to the true meaning of words and the energy of each, we will never support people to elevate themselves beyond what is commonly accepted as the norm. For example most team development events focus on relationships within the team, rarely the ‘inner’ relationship each team member has with themselves and what they bring to the mix. This limits the depth of the conversation and intimacy within the group. And for this reason lasting change after these team events remains elusive.

  21. I’m curious to explore this some more. If we’re all part of one team, then everyone we meet is on our team, on our side even if they don’t know it, may not want to be, resist or challenge the idea. What’s important is recognising this truth and knowing the quality of response to another even those who oppose or resist us is part of our own evolution.

  22. Years ago I was in a book shop and was amazed at how big the section of self-help books about how to get ahead was! One title caught my attention; “Just Say No”. I skimmed the book and if you followed its advice you could confidently become a self-centred jerk that used others as stepping stones to your evolution. Group work was something you controlled. Today we have steering committees and action teams. We have not changed our group work over time, just re-branded it.

    1. Don’t hold back how you feel! 😂😂 yep it is sad when people only see the way to getting ‘ahead’ (which is complete illusion anyway) is manipulating, walking over, competing and controlling others …..yuk!

    2. When I was applying to the LEA for my son’s first place at school I could feel the intensity coming from parents who felt they were all in competition with each other to win those places. This element of competition is rife throughout all sectors of society and it is ugly.

      1. Yes and it starts really young when mothers get together and talk about how their baby is sitting unaided now/ walking/ talking etc. We learn it at our mothers knee – so unsurprisingly after centuries of competition it takes time to unlearn. When talking to my own mother about introducing cooperative games to my sons rather than competitive ones, she felt it was ‘good’ for them to experience competing and winning and losing as ‘that is the way the world works’. Maybe so for now – but not for ever…..

  23. It feels to me that true teamwork is at the very heart of life. A process that continually keeps yolking us all together, drawing groups into nucleus’s that then draw other groups in towards them and so it goes until we are all back to being just the One collective group again.

  24. When one claims to be working as a team member yet doing so for personal gain, then this is not true team work. The consequence of this is plainly seen in the state of British politics over Brexit.

    1. Yes Jonathon fascinating and shocking to watch this play out. We can feel the force of energy behind politicians who cannot see beyond themselves and personal ambitions, regardless of cost to the nation.

      1. And also the hypocrisy in saying it is for the benefit of the nation when all the while what they are choosing is their ‘tribe’.

    2. So true Jonathan. Yes it is so obvious currently in the UK. People lining their own pockets and pretending it is for the good of all. Pure hypocrisy.

  25. If there is any need for self gain while within a team then it is not a team. True team work is seeing and living every part as no greater or lesser but together as one unified collaboration.

    1. The value of surrendering self to the All yet to be fully understood. And Instead of losing, when we do, we find the gains are infinite and magnificent.

    2. What you say Caroline exposes all the many versions of ‘team’ we see in the world. Self gain and recognition very much at the heart of most activities, not evolution of ourselves, humanity and planet.

  26. I am working as part of a new team and even though I have only been part of the team for 6 weeks or so, I am feeling so enmeshed within the team. Enmeshed in a positive way. Included, welcomed, respected and valued. It is proving to be a very enriching and evolutionary experience, I am absolutely loving it and can feel how the experience is enlivening and enriching all other areas of my life.

  27. Growing up I observed how I sought out ‘like minded people’ because I felt safe, well tentatively so as people could change their minds. I also observed how, when these people weren’t in line with my viewpoint, I felt devastated. I realised I was seeking connection and confirmation of who I was, that I had a place and belonged. I wondered if other people were craving connection and intimacy too. It was so sad to feel how desperate people were and how their attempts to belong ended up excluding people until there was no-one left and we were all individual islands. This was the devastation.

    1. ‘It was so sad to feel how desperate people were and how their attempts to belong ended up excluding people until there was no-one left and we were all individual islands. This was the devastation.’ I can certainly relate to this and this is certainly how I felt as a school girl with all the closed cliques that formed at school and how everyone was looking out wanting to be with the ‘cool’ kids and yet these kids were always fighting amongst themselves and never seemed particularly happy. When we judge ourselves and others, keep those others out to preserve a picture of how we want to be seen we are living on the foundation of a lie.

  28. Having just joined a new team and feeling the team starting to pull together and step up, it really is a fantastic feeling. It feels like a ‘knitting together’, like we’re drawing each other closer and supporting each other more and all this is happening without a single word. It makes me realise how much is being lost when we are part of a team that is not yolking itself together towards Oneness.

  29. There is the analogy of the microcosm and the macrocosm. When we are truly in harmony within ourselves on an microcosmic level, then we are more likely to be able to work harmoniously in a group too. However, if that is not the case, then we get to have exposed those areas that we or the other or perhaps both need to work on in order to return to harmony in the group. So either way it is a win win situation so long as everyone is open to learning.

    1. Very true, Henrietta, when we are not in harmony with our self then we bring that dis-harmony to the group and consequently it is no wonder that true team work is at present rare.

  30. True and very real team work can be hard to find these days, but it does exist – and when you get to see it unfold or even experience it yourself, you know for sure that it can be done. We need to know this in a world where chaos seems to be the ruling order.

    1. Yes, having experienced true and very real team work. it’s something that I carry with me into every situation. The greater awareness I have of this the greater the offer is there for it to be put into motion. It doesn’t matter the world around us is in chaos.

  31. Reading this I realise practices and attitudes at work which just aren’t supportive to anyone involved. There is such competition to get all the targets met, relief when a teams not coming in bottom. It’s like we’re still at school and still being told off. In all departments there’s a pressure to perform no matter what. The reasons why aren’t managing isn’t being explored because no-one really seems open to seeing what’s going on. This creates such a toxic environment where people are called to ignore their well being for the sake of the team. The sad truth is working this way is not only counter productive but keeps the cycle of abuse going.

    I have a responsibility to keep being aware and no longer indulge and perpetuate this corruption of how we work together and work in a different way in systems that aren’t working and haven’t been working for a long, long time.

    1. Holding ourselves in the truth of who we are is a counterpoint to all the chaos around us: in other words we can be in it, but not of it.

    2. Awesome that you see this so clearly and express it as such here Karin. Yes – the toxicity we have normalised is devastating and whilst we are in the denial of it, perhaps in the protection of not wanting to see and feel how we perpetuate it, we doggedly carry on on the same path blaming the system and our colleagues.

  32. Many teams are a breeding ground for exactly the behaviours needed to ensure that there is not a hope in Hell’s chance of any true team work taking place. In exactly the same way that most forms of love are actually corrupted versions that ensure that true love never gets a look in.

    1. Alexis I totally agree with you, that there is not a hope in hell’s chance of any true team work taking place as individualism and self-gain are encouraged under the disguise of team work. And I didn’t realise just how much I hate the lie and deception this brings and how gullible some people seem to be, or they just cannot be bothered to question the status quo. So that anyone who does ask questions is seen as a disturber of the so called ‘team’.

      1. Excellent point Mary. The person who is asking for true teamwork and highlighting the rot within a team, to be criticised for not being a team player or a disrupter of the ‘team’ is something which needs to be seen for what it is when it is this: a resistance to true teamwork and evading ones responsibility to drop individual gain and to actually work as a team for the benefit of all. Because if we do not see this for what it is, people will continue to believe the corrupted version and what could be delivered for everyone is lost.

  33. Yesterday I was volunteering in a primary school and many in the class were playing hockey in the hall. I was truly shocked to learn they had played in their four different houses and when the winning teams were announced there was uproar, The winners were exulted and the losers downcast. Do we really need to be teaching this divisiveness in primary education? (UK)

  34. A really great blog Coleen. “This awareness of our true ‘team’ – humanity – then invites a true and purposeful way of interacting in our more localised and personal smaller teams: it is no longer just about ‘me and mine’ but about the relationship of ‘me and mine’ to our global family” Until we defeat individuality ‘me first’ rules.

    1. Yes, the ‘me first’ rules create a very ugly situation. When we really realise this and there’s no need for it at all, then we’ll embrace humanity as our true team with no-one left out or excluded. This maybe tricky but we’re here to inspire each other.

  35. What Coleen has laid down here feels to be nothing short of a ground-breaking exposure of all the beliefs and ideals society has held onto in regards to what it does and does not mean to be working as a true team. I especially liked how simple and yet very impactful it was to read that you can never be a true team member if there is any aspect of better or worse or any classification system at all, really. Alternatively, when we hold everyone in true equality and make choices based on the benefit of all and everyone who may be affected by our choice, there can be a unity that can be felt by all, because no one person is considered more important than another.

    1. Those times where I have felt communities coming together and those times when they have come to together in equality and in purpose are those times where I feel enriched and joyful. We were meant to work together as equals, not in isolation or in superiority or subjugation. We know this to be true because of how it makes us feel when we do so or do not do so.

  36. I don’t believe we join the dots as you are doing Coleen, and because you are joining the dots it is asking us all to stop and take a moment to consider our part in the wider scheme of life. That what we say and do does matter that we all have a part to play and this is true teamwork.

  37. Inspired to know that everyone we meet is on my team, the One universal family team. This awareness offers me the opportunity me to deepen my connection with each person I meet. Failure to do so, pits one against another and weakens us all

    1. Not only that but each person is giving us a reflection of something we need in order to grow and expand our awareness and so we all need each other to move forward, we cannot do this on our own.

  38. I’m only now beginning to understand true value and extent of teams. For example, as a carer we’re not only part of an agency team alongside administrators and managers, but also a family team which includes client, family members, myself, various medical and health practitioners and pharmacist. And it extends further into the elders community I live in: housekeepers, maintenance, gardeners, administrators, caterers, managers, liaison personnel, physiotherapists and other residents. Teams are everywhere, we just have to be aware of them and be an active and equal contributor.

      1. ‘no one person taking over and no-one sitting back either’ both sides of the equation equally important. And our responsibility to be aware of these positions, whether within ourselves or others and be prepared to call it out or gently support so we all participate as equals.

      2. Successful group work is spherical. The outcome can only be completed by the differences that individuals bring that complete the whole. On a broader scope; the individual in relationship to the universe is minuscule, but is not complete without them and us.

  39. ‘…our teams are actually highly exclusive’. It’s good to be honest about this because only then can we become inclusive.

    1. Yes Karin. At the moment we are very much in denial of the exclusivity of our teams on all levels – from families, people within families, sporting teams, religions, schools, businesses, neighbourhoods, regions, countries etc. When we can see this in all the ugliness it presents then we might be open to admitting how much this hurts and how unnecessary it all is.

  40. We are often told that competition is healthy and the motivation to build a team often comes from a desire to win or ‘beat another’. Where have all these perverted notions come from when they are in total disregard of our soul and the magic of God where we can openly come together in love knowing that we can bring all of our unique essence to any situation and live in a way that allows harmony to blossom.

  41. We can honour everyone in a team, so everyone feels equal, and feels equally valid. In a team like that, everyone has an equal say, and not one person takes over with their agenda, and the end result is accumulative conclusion for everyone.

  42. Exposing the insidious corruption of true teamwork is fundamental to bringing about a shift in how we approach working in any team and becoming aware of the responsibility we have to all whatever size of team we are presently working in.

    1. It’s crucial for us to keep working on unity. Unity within teams, unity of teams within the broader community and unity of individuals towards others, teams and anyone and everyone else. A continual re-bonding of us All until we return to being One.

  43. “Hence, our teams are based on competition and winning and the teamwork and cooperation that occurs does so only in the context of one’s own team. In other words, our teams are actually highly exclusive”. So true Coleen, it feels to me that rather than teams having tendrils that extend out to all those and everything around them, that they operate like a ‘closed shop’. True teamwork is for the benefit of the All not for the exclusivity of the few.

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