Why We’re Better Together
Does teamwork really make the dream work? The age old saying has a lot of truth to it. Numerous theories and studies show that working together improves individual and collective efficiency. Merely the presence of others can result in an improvement in performance and productivity.
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organisational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” - Andrew Carnegie
We’re wired to connect with others. We are profoundly shaped by the social networks we are part of, working when we’re together. But why is this?
We’re healthier when we’re together
Studies show a clear correlation between our social connectivity and our physical health. A lack of social interaction has a direct negative effect on our health, and unsurprisingly, loneliness is a source of chronic stress on our bodies. Interacting with others is imperative for our wellbeing and development.
Our brains work more effectively together
"We are shaped by other people and crave for social contacts to the extent that isolation is used as punishment and even as torture." Many studies show that we work better when interacting with others rather than observing. Our ability to teach, converse, grow, learn and interact with others means that when you join forces, you can achieve much more than you would ever achieve alone.
Our need for belongingness
We feel a strong, innate desire to connect with others in order to feel accepted and supported. Our need to belong is what drives us to participate in social activities and to develop meaningful relationships with others. According to Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, belongingness is one of the three key needs that motivate human behaviour.
At Paydby, we understand that we’re built for connection with others. We understand that together, we can achieve better, faster, more powerfully.