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Team working: Our competitive edge

Some people like swans, some relate with eagles and the weird ones associate themselves with ostriches.

What do they like about these noisy, oily, ugly creatures, you may ask? Well, it’s their ability in working together as a team. Ducks are known to work together and accomplish the impossible and unimaginable. Ducks cover hundred and thousands of miles, distances almost no other animal or bird can travel, and it’s all possible because they work as a team. As you may know, ducks fly together in formation. As each duck flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird following and that is perpetuated throughout their V formation. Each duck takes its turn leading the flock in flight. When the lead duck gets tired, it fades from the front and is enveloped back into the fold of the flock and naturally another bird takes the lead. By working together, the whole flock adds approximately 70% more flying range than if each bird flew alone.

Like ducks, people naturally gravitate toward organizations that will shelter and protect them and make their life easier than if they were left to fend for themselves.  I believe that people want to belong; they want to be a part of a team. A team that gives them a sense of a transcendent purpose, where they can be a part of something bigger than themselves.

I also find that most people perform to their greater potential when on a team than when on their own. They rise to meet the expectations of the team; if left alone to their own motivations, they wouldn’t push themselves nearly as hard.  I find that lots of people do more for the recognition of others than for their own satisfaction. Thus, team environments are a powerful force for drawing out the best within our individual potentials for achievement.

At Spanish Translation US, our team works together for our customers’ full satisfaction. The Account Manager analyzes and interprets the needs of the client. Then he passes this information on to the Project Manager who carefully fills the rest of the team in, including freelancers and in-house QA resources, with this same information. Our business model is based on Account Manager focusing on the customer service and a Project Manager concentrated in the operational aspects of the service.

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