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“Working Together is Success”

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

henry-ford-on-steps

That’s Henry Ford taking a breather on some steps in the image above. Though the company that bears his name is now engulfed in all manner of difficulties, in his day Ford had tremendous success. Mr. Ford was a recognized innovator, leader, and marketer. He reinvented enterprise for the 20th century, and fundamentally changed manufacturing in ways that are still acknowledged best practices. Oh yeah, and he essentially created the automobile business. I came across this quote by Henry Ford and it seemed especially relevant today:

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Organizations expend great resources assembling the team that is going to give them the best advantage in their business. The interconnectedness, trust, and unified effort of an effective team will not only overcome many of the challenges before the organization, but it can also offset major deficiencies. Today, in addition to cash reserves, few things are as priority in ensuring success as a team that works well together.