102 Teamwork Quotes to Inspire and Motivate Your Team

Ask anyone what they love about their job, and they’ll likely say it’s the people. 

The people who make the late nights and waves of exhaustion less agonizing. The people who make them feel better instantly after a small conversation. The people who aren’t afraid to call them out when they sense something is off. 

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We curated a list of our favorite teamwork quotes and a few nuggets of advice for effective teamwork. 

Next to your favorite morning beverage, you’ll get the energy you need to lead and motivate your team! ☕️⚡️

🏆 We are the champions: Teamwork quotes on working together 

Why is it important to work as a team? For starters, workplace collaboration has increased by at least 50% over the last 20 years, and it’s prevalent in the state of the world today. 

I’m going to guess that your team’s success did not depend on a few top performers, but every team member to own a piece of the process and get things done! Whether a person prefers to be behind the scenes or a decision-maker, everyone has a unique set of skills and experiences that will come in handy in different situations. 

These motivational quotes sum up what it means for a team to contribute selflessly towards a single vision. 🧑‍💼✨

1. “To say my fate is not tied to your fate is like saying, “Your end of the boat is sinking.”

Hugh Downs
American radio and television broadcaster

2. “Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a teamwork, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

Vince Lombardi 
American football coach & executive in the National Football League (NFL)

3. “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.”

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha 
Nigerian author and educator

4. “None of us is as smart as all of us.”

–Ken Blanchard
American author, speaker, and business consultant

5. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

Michael Jordan
American Chairperson of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team and former basketball player

6. “A group becomes teammates when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others.”

Norman Shidle
American author

7. “In teamwork, silence isn’t golden. It’s deadly.”

Mark Sanborn 
American author, speaker, and entrepreneur

8. “I like the challenge of getting players to rise to certain levels, but that’s the easy part. The biggest challenge is to get them to believe in what we’re doing. They have to understand that it’s O.K. to have good days and bad days.”

Dawn Staley
American basketball Hall of Fame player, coach, and Olympic gold medalist

“Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice to make: do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return?”

Adam Grant 
Organizational psychologist and author

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10. “It takes two flints to make a fire.”

Louisa May Alcott
American novelist and poet

11. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”

–Phil Jackson
American basketball player, coach, and executive

12. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

Ryunosuke Satoro 
Japanese writer

13. “Interdependent people combine their own effort with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.”

Stephen Covey
American author and educator

14. “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” 

–Reid Hoffman 
American entrepreneur and author

15. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

–Margaret Mead 
American cultural anthropologist

16. “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.”

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17. “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.”

Patrick Lencioni 
American author

18. “No matter how senior you get in an organization, no matter how well you’re perceived to be doing, your job is never done.” 

Abigail Johnson
American Chairperson & CEO of Fidelity Investments

19. “Learning, without any opportunities to share what we’ve learned, is a little like cooking for ourselves; we do it, but we probably won’t do it as well.”

Mike Schmoker 
Author, educator, and former American football coach

👥 Count on me: Teamwork quotes on leadership and teamwork 

The not-so-secret to company success and growth? Strong leadership and productive employees. 

When leaders embody the company culture and values, they positively influence their teams, which translates into their work and produces results. ClickUp’s CEO Zeb Evans says, “The ultimate goal is to create a culture where employees are aligned on the company’s mission, with productivity and collaboration taking center stage.” 

Here are teamwork quotes to inspire opening more opportunities for your teams to thrive! ☀️🌱

20. “I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.”

Steve Jobs
American Co-founder of Apple Inc.

21. “The most important words that have helped me in life, when things have gone right or when things have gone wrong, are ‘accept responsibility.'”

Billie Jean King
Former world #1 American tennis player

22. “When you have a seat at that table, you’ve earned it because you understand human behavior. You understand what your employees need, what their gaps are, and you represent them. But this doesn’t just happen because you say it is so.”

–Celia Swanson
American former EVP at Walmart Inc

23. “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”

John Cage
American composer and music theorist

“Usually, at startups, there is a certain amount of flexibility in how things are done. People take on different responsibilities; they wear different hats, which is one reason why startups succeed. And you don’t take all that magic out and just introduce a lot of rigor everywhere to make things efficient.”

Vrushali Patil
Head of Platform at Front

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25. “I realized that if I was willing to step up and be in the spotlight, I’d be able to make everyone else around me much more powerful as well.”

Alaina Percival
American CEO of Women Who Code

26. “Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything.”

Katia Beauchamp
American Co-founder & CEO of Birchbox

27. “Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they’re doing it. That’s purpose. And that’s the key to achieving something truly transformational.”

Marillyn Hewson
American former Chairperson, President, & Chief Executive Officer at Lockheed Martin

28. “In the end, a great leader is only known by the impact he or she has on others.”

Jim Stovall 
American writer

29. “You manage things; you lead people.” 

Grace Murray Hopper
American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral

30. “Walt Disney told his crew to ‘Build the castle first’ when constructing Disney World, knowing that vision would continue to serve as motivation throughout the project. Oftentimes when people fail to achieve what they want in life, it’s because their vision isn’t strong enough.”

Gail Blanke
American President & CEO of Lifedesigns

31. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.”

Seth Godin
American entrepreneur, author, and speaker

32. “There are four ingredients in true leadership: brains, soul, heart, and good nerves.”

Klaus Schwab
German Founder & Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum

33. “Whether you work for yourself or others, there will be moments when you feel unhappy or stuck. You can’t control everything around you, but in those moments, remind yourself that you are powerful and that even small, strategic moves can create big shifts for the better.”

Trae Bodge
American lifestyle journalist and TV commentator 

34. “What I always say is, ‘Do every job you’re in like you’re going to do it for the rest of your life, and demonstrate that ownership of it.'”

Mary Barra
American CEO of General Motors

35. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.”

Simon Sinek
British-American author and inspirational speaker

36. “People were my day job—business was my night job. We have to be who we are. We have to live according to our values. I don’t care where we are, Dubai, Tokyo, etc.—it doesn’t make any difference.”

–Howard Behar
American former President of Starbucks

“I learned to push the envelope when it comes to asking questions or making requests. And if you hear ‘That’s not possible,’ then to ask ‘What is possible,’ instead of just saying thank you and leaving. But also to think creatively about problem-solving.”

Emily Weiss
Founder of Glossier

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38. “Creating the culture of burnout is the opposite of creating a culture of sustainable creativity.”

Arianna Huffington
Greek-American founder of Huffington Post and Founder & CEO of Thrive Global

39. “Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things.

Claudia Brind-Woody
American IBM Executive

40. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are an excellent leader.”

Dolly Parton
American singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and businesswoman

41. “Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different.”

Indra Nooyi
Indian-American former CEO of PepsiCo

42. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”

Richard Branson 
British founder of Virgin Group

43. “Why doesn’t a product exist? Why isn’t a task done more efficiently? Why do you do what you do? Whether you’re just entering the workforce or starting a new business, it can be overwhelming—full of inefficiencies and full of people with a myriad of different opinions (you’ll never lack advice), so it’s important to find your way from the very beginning—your true north star—and stay connected to it as you evolve and navigate your career.”

Sara Cullen
American CEO & Founder of Daily Gem

44. “Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you’re the CEO.”

–Max McKeown
English writer and consultant

45. “If we tried to think of a good idea, we wouldn’t have been able to think of a good idea. You just have to find the solution for a problem in your own life.”

–Brian Chesky
American Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Airbnb

46. “Determine what behaviors and beliefs you value as a company, and have everyone live true to them. These behaviors and beliefs should be so essential to your core that you don’t even think of it as culture.”

Brittany Forsyth
American VP of Human Relations at Shopify

47. If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.”

W. Edwards Deming
American engineer, statistician, and professor

48. “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”

Jack Welch
American former CEO of General Electric

⭐️ Keep your eye on your why: Teamwork quotes about persistence 

We all have those days when we want to run away to a Greek island and sing the anthem of summer, “Dancing Queen,” with our best friends. But unless that’s a realistic escape plan, what else can you do to stay motivated?

It may seem obvious to shut the world off and be alone, but that won’t silence the critic voice in your head. So instead, talk to a team member or be in a public setting for a burst of happiness. Then, when you’re managing your energy and focusing on positive thoughts, you’ll find that relentless urge to go after your goals!

Here’s what some truly dedicated victors have to say about persistence: 

49. “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”

Malcolm Gladwell
Canadian journalist, author, and public speaker

50. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”

Audrey Hepburn
British humanitarian and actress

51. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.”

Marissa Mayer
American former CEO of Yahoo

52. “You can and should set your own limits and clearly articulate them. This takes courage, but it is also liberating and empowering and often earns you new respect.” 

–Rosalind Brewer
American CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance

“Lucky implies I didn’t do anything. Lucky implies something was given to me. Lucky implies that I was handed something I did not earn, that I did not work hard for. Gentle reader, may you never be lucky. I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass.” 

Shonda Rhimes 
Author of Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

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54. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Andre Gide
French author and Nobel Prize winner in Literature

55. “Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength.” 

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56. “Maybe, if you put your disbelief aside, roll up your sleeves, take some risks, and totally go for it, you’ll wake up one day and realize you’re living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.”

–Jen Sincero
American author and success coach 

57. “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”  

Ralph Waldo Emerson 
American philosopher and poet

58. “If what you are doing is not moving you towards your personal goals, then it’s moving you away from your personal goals.” 

Brian Tracy 
Canadian motivational speaker

59. “Don’t dance around the perimeter of the person you want to be. Dive deeply and fully into it.” 

–Gabrielle Bernstein
American author and motivational speaker

60. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”

–Dalai Lama
The highest spiritual leader of Tibet

61. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” 

–Sara Blakely
American Founder & CEO of Spanx

“Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. ‘Here, open it, it’s perfect. You’ll love it.’ Opportunities—the good ones—are messy, confusing, and hard to recognize. They’re risky. They challenge you.”

Susan Wojcicki
CEO of Youtube

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63. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

Ella Fitzgerald
American jazz singer

64. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

Coco Chanel
French fashion designer and businesswoman

65. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

Jim Rohn 
American entrepreneur and author

66. “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”

–Ruth Bader Ginsburg
American former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life—and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” 

Georgia O’Keeffe 
Artistic pioneer in the American Modernism movement

68. “People talk about confidence without ever bringing up hard work. That’s a mistake.”

Mindy Kaling
American screenwriter, producer, and author

69. “People overcoming the odds is actually a really important part of humanity, and I don’t think we kind of get to celebrate that as much as we should.”

Taika Waititi
New Zealand filmmaker and actor

70. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” 

Maya Angelou
American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist

71. “Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.”

–Robert Collier 
American self-help author

72. “You just never give up. You do a task to the best of your abilities and beyond.”

Debbie Reynolds
American actress, singer, and businesswoman

73. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”

Dame Julie Andrews DBE
English actress, singer, and author

74. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” 

Anne Sweeney
American former Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks

“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” 

Mae Jemison
American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut

Mae Jemison
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76. “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.”

Reba McEntire
American singer, actress, and businesswoman

77. “You may be the only person lieft who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” 

Richelle E. Goodrich 
American author

☀️ Failure is a teacher: Teamwork quotes on starting again 

Going through personal growth is not just for individual people but also for teams!

In situations that produce disappointing or embarrassing results, we have to make a conscious effort to shift the mood and figure out what’s next. Conversely, when managers focus on solutions with a positive tone, the team can begin to make changes for a better performance going forward. 

So what can we say to help each other bounce back from failure and start again? 

78. “It’s better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

–Herman Melville 
American novelist

79. “If you live in the past, that’s depression, and if you live in the future, that’s anxiety. So you have no choice but to live in the present.”

Sarah Silverman
American comedian, actress, and writer

“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.”

Brené Brown
Researcher and author

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81. “A person who cannot handle setbacks will never handle victories either.”

Orrin Woodward 
American Author

82. “Each mistake teaches you something new about yourself. There is no failure, remember, except in no longer trying.

Chris Bradford 
British author and martial artist

83. “I’ve always approached things with hunger and just enough fear. Plenty of confidence, you know, but just enough fear to work extra hard. Paralyzing fear does nothing, but the kind of fear that makes you nervous enough to really be aware and focused? I like that kind of fear.”

Queen Latifah
American rapper, actress, and singer

“What do you love doing so much that the words failure and success essentially become irrelevant?”

Elizabeth Gilbert
Author of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Elizabeth Gilbert
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85. “Our similarities bring us to a common ground; our differences allow us to be fascinated by each other.”

Tom Robbins 
American novelist

86. “In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don’t make mistakes.”

Robert Kiyosaki 
American Businessman and author

87. “Failing is a crucial part of success. Every time you fail and get back up, you practice perseverance, which is the key to life. Your strength comes in your ability to recover.” 

Michelle Obama
American attorney, author, and former First Lady of the United States

88. “Our lives are stories in which we write, direct and star in the leading role. Some chapters are happy while others bring lessons to learn, but we always have the power to be the heroes of our own adventures.”

Joelle Speranza
American author

👑 Always be a Beyoncé: Teamwork quotes about confidence

“Are you sure you know what you’re talking about?” That’s the critical inner voice in our heads trying to shake our confidence in the most inconvenient times—an important project conversation or one-on-one meeting with our manager. If we let our critical inner voice tell us we’re not smart or capable enough, we won’t trust our judgment and make good decisions. 

A daily boost of confidence could come from listening to a podcast (like the When it Clicked podcast), taking a few training courses, or talking to a positive team member. In the meantime, here are inspirational quotes about team confidence to soak in:

89. “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it, and eventually, the confidence will follow.” 

Carrie Fisher
American actress and writer

“Having the opportunity to learn from others is a privilege that I’m truly thankful for. I love soaking up everything my coaches/mentors tell me. If I have one piece of advice for you today, it’s be coachable.”

Bethany Hamilton
Professional surfer and author

Bethany Hamilton
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91. “The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.”

Terry Orlick, Ph. D.
American author and motivational speaker

92. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less-than-perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.”

Mark Victor Hansen
American motivational speaker, trainer, and author

93. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” 

Dame Jane Goodall DBE
English primatologist and anthropologist

94. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

Jim Rohn 
American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”

Wilma Rudolph
World record-holding Track & Field Olympic champion

96. “Too little confidence, and you’re unable to act. Too much confidence and you’re unable to hear.”

John Maeda
American executive, designer, and technologist

🎉 Cue the party popper emojis: Teamwork quotes on celebratory-worthy moments

You know that feeling of triumph after your team checks off the last project task? Everyone’s gathered in the meeting room to celebrate, and you’re wide-eyed at the talent, humor, and teamwork it took to get across the finish line? You think proudly to yourself, “We did it again.” 🤩

The reality for most teams is there’s not enough time to pause, come together, and celebrate as a group. Always another project to start. But if we don’t take the time to recognize our team’s efforts and get out of the mundane routine, we miss opportunities to boost morale and let the team recharge. So here are motivational quotes from more brilliant thinkers about celebratory-worthy moments:

97. “I’ve found that small wins, small projects, small differences often make huge differences.”

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ph.D.
Professor of Business at Harvard Business School

98. “Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.”

Sam Walton
American Founder of Walmart and Sam’s Club

99. “Don’t try to rush progress. Remember, a step forward, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction. Keep believing.”

–Kara Goucher 
American long-distance runner

100. “The great victory, which appears so simple today, was the result of a series of small victories that went unnoticed.”

–Paulo Coelho 
Brazilian lyricist and novelist

101. “I need to celebrate life because I’m in a good spot, I work hard, and I am happy with who I am and happy with what I do for a living, and sometimes I just focus and overwhelm myself so much with the fights and getting better, that I just need to slow it down and enjoy life and enjoy training.”

Dustin Poirier
American professional mixed martial artist and philanthropist

“Little things that seem insignificant in the doing, yet when compounded over time yield very big results. You could call these “little virtues” or “success habits.” I call them simple daily disciplines. Simple productive actions, repeated consistently over time. That, in a nutshell, is the slight edge.”

Jeff Olson
Author of The Slight Edge

Jeff Olson
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If you’re looking for your next workplace book club read, run to Barnes & Noble now and get Jeff Olson’s The Slight Edge! Near and dear to our CEO’s heart, this is a favorite book to discuss during a ClickUp new hire’s first few months. 

I typically feel awkward when I enter Zoom meeting rooms too early. So much so I make it a point to enter one minute before the scheduled meeting time. That morning was different because I was seven weeks into my ClickUp career, and I did not want all eyes on my little square of shame. Four of the eight people in my onboarding cohort felt the same, and so we had a chat before the chat about The Slight Edge. What struck me the most from that conversation was how joyful everyone spoke about ClickUp’s core values, goals, and people. We shared how meaningful taking small, consistent steps each day is to our and ClickUp’s growth.  

Our views about workplace culture aren’t far from what other job seekers and current employees look for at an organization. If you’re looking for tips that go beyond motivational quotes to build a team, this is for you! 🤝

⚡️Top 5 advice to build effective teamwork 

5. Offer a peer-to-peer recognition system 

It’s a learning experience for everyone involved when voices mingle together to creatively solve problems. You build on each other’s strengths and weaknesses to help each other grow and learn faster. From helping with a sales call or being a thought partner on a new initiative, any circumstance where someone goes out of their way is an example of teamwork and it should be appreciated!  

🌱 How to get started

If you’re in the market for an excellent peer-to-peer recognition system, we use a software called Karma that integrates with our Slack accounts. When a team member demonstrates one of our core values, we send them Karma points that convert into rewards for swag or subscriptions to help with our workplace and personal productivity! 

I enjoy Karma because there’s no 10-step review process to give a quick and meaningful shout to a team member. Instead, I can send Karma points immediately after someone has helped me with a task or taught me something new like cache. (It’s like where the web browser keeps downloaded items on a hard drive, thus slowing down the experience while visiting sites and increasing the amount of hot chamomile tea I need to stay calm.)

Bonus—it’s also a boost of good vibes when I read about other ClickUp crew members rewarded with Karma for their hard work. ⭐️

4. Share collective knowledge

Have you hesitated to share what you know with your team members before? Relucting to share facts and opinions you’ve gained over your career might feel as if you’re setting yourself up to be cheated or replaced. But did you know that withholding information from work actually hurts team productivity and costs businesses money? Our team members would have to go through us to use our expertise which is inefficient and wastes time. Not to mention when someone goes on vacation or leaves the company, that knowledge goes with them. 📭 

🌱 How to get started

Employees are not accessible 24/7, but ClickUp Docs are! By formalizing information into one place, your team is less likely to lose helpful expertise and knowledge. 

Everyone in a leadership position should play their part in active knowledge sharing and encourage the rest of the organization to co-create. Wherever someone is working (in the office or remotely), they need access to information without location or permission constraints. We do not want to ask Jamie while they’re ziplining in Costa Rica with a gorgeous instructor about where to find the company policies PDF. 

👉 Get a jumpstart on your Docs with the Employee Handbook template and make it your own! 

3. Lift spirits with Zoom pets, 90s music playlists, and good news

It’s common to feel disconnected from the workplace, especially for remote or hybrid team members. We need social support in Zoom pets, recommended tunes to set the tone of our work environment, and positive news to improve our mental health. Effective teams not only work together, but they’re also interested in each other’s lives outside the office. Trust me, we always want to share the drama that happened at the dog park. 

🌱 How to get started

Open lines of fun communication with a tool like Slack and create interest-based channels for everyone to casually drop in. Here are a few ideas to get started: 

  • #whats-on-netflix
  • #furry-friends
  • #parents-lounge
  • #wfh-life
  • #comedy-club

👉 Read this guide on the best Slack integrations!

2. Invest in powerful project management software and training 

Regardless of location, size, or industry, all businesses execute projects. It can’t be overstated why powerful project management software makes it possible for teams to focus more on their deliverables and less on the administrative work. Effective teamwork relies heavily on communication and collaboration at the right time and place. 

🌱 How to get started

Another thing to consider when choosing project management software is training and enabling the new system. If you want a successful onboarding for the project management tool, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Create a “Software Adoption” checklist with the team’s honest thoughts and feedback about what major pain points the new software should solve
  • Find team ambassadors to come on board early in the sourcing phase to test, train, and motivate the rest of the team after the software rollout 
  • Connect with the software vendor to discuss any use case resources that could help make the transition smooth and simple  

To all of the official and unofficial onboarding coordinators and managers who go above and beyond for new hires, you deserve an Academy Award for “Best HR-Approved Humor and Support.” 🏆

1. Have fun, find joy, be you

“Have fun, find joy, be you” is one of ClickUp’s core values that perfectly sums up the foundation of teamwork. 

When our brains are overloaded with assignments and deadlines, it can be easy to write off fun in the workplace. However, having fun and finding joy in what we do and who we work with does so much for effective teamwork! It’s a conscious effort to build a culture of trust and enthusiasm. 🤗

Well, friend, it’s been a privilege to share with you the best teamwork quotes and advice for effective teamwork! For more work-life and project management tips and trends, sign up for ClickUp’s WriteClick newsletter! Here’s to your team’s best season yet. 🥂

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