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What Stories Prove the Importance of Teamwork?

Do you know why teamwork is one of the most important skills? Well, in a team, you will need to work along with others to accomplish a goal. Doing so in an empathetic and the best possible way can help you in fulfilling the goal in lesser time and too effectively. For example, during the examination when you study in a group, you get various tips and tricks to solve a question in math. In this way, everyone gets a positive environment and enhances confidence to perform well in the exam.

Teamwork Moral Story

Teamwork Moral Story

Now, let us start with the teamwork moral story of two friends - The monkey and the elephant in a jungle.

Story of Two Friends - Monkey and the Elephant in a Jungle

In a jungle, there lived two friends - the monkey and the elephant. On an unusual day, a quarrel broke between them about who was better. While the elephant claimed that it was better to be strong, the monkey was stubborn and that being fast and agile was better.

Monkey and the Elephant

Monkey and the Elephant

Getting stuck in solving this matter, they went to the wise owl and asked the same question to him. The owl accepted to answer the question provided these two have to undergo a challenge.

He said that far away across the river, they need to bring a fruit hanging on a tall tree that is far away across the river. This task was next to impossible, but the owl would answer the question only once he had the fruit.

The Monkey and the Elephant went Near the River

The Monkey and the Elephant went Near the River

What happened next was, that the monkey and the elephant initiated their journey to bring the fruit to the intelligent owl. When the monkey reached the river, he discovered that the river was too deep and tough to go along the powerful currents of water. The elephant saw his friend and asked the monkey to ascend on his back and in this way they passed the river together. When they reached the tree, the elephant attempted to descend the tree. But the tree was strong and won’t shake so the monkey climbed up the tree, and plucked the fruit. 

The Elephant Helped the Monkey Cross the River

The Elephant Helped the Monkey Cross the River

He climbed down, laid on the elephant's back and they outreached the intelligent owl with that golden fruit.

Monkey climbed up the Tree and got the Golden Fruit

Monkey climbed up the Tree and got the Golden Fruit

The owl then asked, "who between you both brought the fruit for me? " The monkey said he did because he climbed the tree and got the fruit and the elephant said it was possible because he helped his friend to get onto the other side of the river.

The wise owl at this point interrupted in between the argument and said, "You both have your abilities and strengths. 

Moral of the story - Is no one is not superior to the other, individually we are not very effective. However, collectively as a team, we can achieve the impossible. All because you used unity at the right time to do the right thing."

Unity is a Strength

Unity is a Strength

Story of Body Parts Working as a Team

One day it took place to The Members of the Body that they had been doing all of the work while the Belly got all the food. They believed the Belly becomes lazy and unproductive.

It become decided that they could maintain an assembly that evening to speak about how unfair this seemed. After what was a totally long meeting that night time it was voted on that The Members of the Body might go on strike till the Belly agreed to take its rightful part of the work.

The sad body parts didn’t do something for numerous days in an try to stop feeding the Belly. The Legs stopped walking, the Hands stopped moving and the Teeth stopped chewing.

As a result of this kingdom of no pastime and the starving of the Belly, the Legs became more and more tired, the Hands should rarely pass anymore and the Mouth became parched and very dry.

Eventually, the whole Body collapsed and surpassed away because the Belly absolutely starved.

What is the moral of the tale? Teamwork is complex. However, there are 4 crucial team tips to remember:

1. Some members of the group's contributions may appear less significant or of much less value than others. Especially as it compares to those louder and in all likelihood more prominent members of the group. It is crucial that each member of the group understands their unique roles and what they bring to the group. It is likewise crucial that they certainly recognize everyone else’s roles and contributions.

2. Another moral of this story is the need for groups to refrain from evil speaking of each other, gossiping, jumping to conclusions, and a whole host of other potential team illnesses. Doing so weakens teams and organizations.

3. While team member duty is critical, it ought to never emerge as personal or be based on ill-fated assumptions. Accountability has to be based on trust, which isn't something that wondrously happens, it must be built deliberately and over time.

4. Because everyone in the consortium or on the team performs a crucial role in the fulfillment of the agreed-upon goals, the vision, and desires of the leader have to be cascaded up and down the consortium so everyone is in adjustment.

From the above teamwork moral story, we understand that teamwork helps you contribute positively in every sphere of your life. It can also help you build a deeper connection with people and possibly new opportunities.

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FAQs on Inspiring Short Stories about Teamwork

1. How is Mithali Raj an inspiration for all of us?

Mithali Raj’s story of hard work and success is an inspiration to all the cricketers,” PM Modi added. On March 12, Raj first reached 10,000 runs in a match while she got to 7,000 ODI runs in another match two days later. 

Also, her great team workability, made her the captain of the side in 2005.

She doesn't play in the shortest format, her contribution to women’s cricket is outstanding and brilliant,” PM Modi added during the 75th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat.’ 

2. How to improve your teamwork skill?

To be very honest, it is challenging to identify your own areas of improvement. Firstly, find a trusted friend, colleague, or mentor that can offer you honest feedback about your teamwork robustness and weaknesses and can help you amend them. Once, you are aware of your plus and minus points, you can emphatically improve your skills.