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How does teamwork aid healthy living?

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How does teamwork aid healthy living?

10/3/2016 7:16 AM EDT

A lot of difficult changes that people and organizations have to make to become more successful, or healthier, require lots of human support and the interaction and assistance of interested and involved friends, family and co-workers? What are examples where formalized team-based efforts have produced significant improvements and positive measurable results that are greater than the typical "solo" individual efforts tend to yield?

1. 10/3/2016 7:19 AM EDT

Not sure I am an expert on how teamwork and collaboration works in all cases. But I can tell stories about how well-structured groups working on important collaboration projects who have input on the plan and the objectives and who have the right tools and preparation to do the task have accomplished things that none of them could have done on their own.

So, the notion of collaborative wellness, whereby groups or teams can work together to define the issues that need to be addressed in order to help the collective group achieve healthier lifestyles, and are given the oppotunity to develop the plan and tools to activate the power of community, then great things can happen.

2. 1/3/2017 9:44 AM EST

I just finished reading Patrick Lencioni's book "The Advantage" where he describes the idea that they most sustainable competitive advantage is to build a healthier organization and the key to building a healthier organization lies in having a clear strategy, alignment to that strategy, a culture of teamwork and heightened openness and communications. I used my gift card from Barnes and Noble to buy his book on "The Truth about Employee Engagement".

3. 5/1/2017 10:13 AM EDT

Teamwork is simply another way to describe human support networks and systems. So, at the core of all recovery and improvement efforts are the collective impacts that are brought about by bringing key people into an improvement effort. NA, AA, Wieght Watchers, college study groups, sports teams you name it-all rely on the combined contributions and support efforts of influential others to drive improvements that last.

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