Collaboration and teamwork is always a challenge. As we’ve been working on Dead Man’s Shoes, I’ve been happy with the collaboration between the two companies (Williamston Theatre and Performance Network Theatre), and between the design team and and director. As we near the end of the process, I decided to explore some quotations on the subject…
The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other.
– Thomas Stallkamp
Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
When we are debating an issue, loyalty means giving me your honest opinion, whether you think I’ll like it or not. Disagreement, at this stage, stimulates. But once a decision has been made, the debate ends. From that point on, loyalty means executing the decision as if it were your own.
Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.
You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.