The 40 Best Teamwork Quotes to Inspire Collaboration

Whether you’re a small startup or a Fortune 500 organization, good collaboration is key to your success. No single individual will make your company great. Your product or service is only as good as the team behind it. But, finding ways to inspire your team to communicate, share ideas, and solve problems together isn’t always easy.

Luckily, some great thinkers and leaders have already done some of the work for us. These 40 teamwork quotes can help you define what collaboration looks like for your employees while inspiring them to work together toward your common goal of creating an amazing customer experience.

Teamwork Quotes About Communication

  1. “In teamwork, silence isn’t golden. It’s deadly.” — Mark Sanborn
  2. “The kinds of errors that cause plane crashes are invariably errors of teamwork and communication.” — Malcolm Gladwell
  3. “Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.” — Mike Krzyzewski
  4. “If we don’t communicate, we certainly can’t get much done and if we don’t communicate authentically, what we get done is less effective.” — Michele Jennae

Teamwork Quotes About Achieving Business Objectives

  1. “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” — Steve Jobs
  2. “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.” — Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
  3. “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” — Harry Truman
  4. “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.” — Unknown
  5. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”  — Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  6. “Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.” — Brian Tracy

Teamwork Quotes About Leadership

  1. “A leader must inspire or his team will expire.” — Orrin Woodward
  2. “Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you’re the CEO.” — Max McKeown
  3. “I’ve always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” — Lee Iacocca
  4. “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” — George Shinn
  5. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” — Sheryl Sandberg

Teamwork Quotes About Trust

  1. “Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team.” – Patrick Lencioni
  2. “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” — Patrick Lencioni
  3. “A team is not a group of people who work together. It is a group of people who trust each other.” — Simon Sinek
  4. “Teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.” — Russel Honore
  5. “Without trust, we don’t truly collaborate; we merely coordinate or, at best, cooperate. It is trust that transforms a group of people into a team.” — Stephen Covey
  6. “Trust your team. Let others do their work so you can concentrate wholly on your own.” — Gene King

Teamwork Quotes About Unity

  1. “A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind.”  — Bill Bethel
  2. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” — HE Luccock
  3. “Many of us are more capable than some of us, but none of us is as capable as all of us.” — Tom Wilson
  4. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” — Ryunosuke Satoro
  5. “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” — Kenyan Proverb
  6. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
  7. “Unity is strength…and when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” — Mattie Stepanek
  8. “None of us is as smart as all of us.” — Ken Blanchard
  9. “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

Funny Teamwork Quotes

    1. “On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.” — Lou Holtz
    2. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” — Vidal Sassoon
    3. “Teamwork means never having to take all the blame yourself.” — Stephen Hawking

Sports Teamwork Quotes

  1. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” — Michael Jordan
  2. “There is no ‘I’ in team but there is in win.” — Michael Jordan
  3. “The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.” — Phil Jackson
  4. “No individual can win a game by himself.” — Pele
  5. “Individual commitment to a group effort – that’s what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”  — Vince Lombardi
  6. “If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.” — Bud Wilkinson
  7. The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven. — Knute Rockne

There you have it! These 40 different quotes from athletes, coaches, motivational speakers, entrepreneurs, military personnel, and other leadership roles should help give your team the inspiration they need to work well together and achieve your common objectives.

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