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DIEBOLD ASIA PACIFIC TEAMWORK By Vidhu Sharma HR director, Diebold Asia Pacific Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Anne Frank I have been thinking about introducing a cross-cultural program within Diebold Asia Pacific for a long time. With this objective, I attended a two-day, cross-cultural communication program. One of the most interesting findings was that some societies are community oriented while others are individualistic. These differences are created by cultural,
    DIEBOLD ASIA PACIFIC  TEAMWORK  By Vidhu Sharma    HR director, Diebold Asia Pacific   Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Anne Frank  I have been thinking about introducing a cross-culturalprogram within Diebold Asia Pacific for a long time. Withthis objective, I attended a two-day, cross-culturalcommunication program. One of the most interestingfindings was that some societies are community orientedwhile others are individualistic. These differences arecreated by cultural, social and economic factors. It wasinteresting to note that some people only thought aboutthemselves and others thought about the community atlarge before themselves. Take the below story as anexample: A man died and Saint Peter asked him if he would like to go to heaven or hell. The man asked if he could see both before deciding.Saint Peter took him to hell first. There the man saw a big hall containing a long table, laden with lots of food. He also saw rows of people with pale, sad faces. They looked starved and there was no laughter. He also observed that their hands were tied to four-foot forks and knives and they were trying to get the food from the center of the table to put into their mouths. But they couldn't.Then, Saint Peter took him to see heaven. There he saw a big hall with a long table, with lots of food. He noticed rows of people on both sides of table with their hands tied to four-foot forks and knives also. But here, people were laughing and eating. The people were feeding one another across the table. The result was happiness, prosperity, enjoyment and gratification because they were not thinking of themselves alone; they were thinking win-win. The same is true of our lives. When we serve our society, customers, families, employers andassociates, we automatically win. Ancient Indian wisdom teaches us that our first responsibility isto the community, second to our family and third to ourselves. Essentially, if we program our mindto help our community members succeed, then we will feel happier, satisfied and at peace. Thekey takeaway from this story is “ think win-win” and collaborate.Collaboration is one of Diebold’s values. Collaboration comes from the Latin word collaborare, which means to work together. Today, business practice is becoming morevisionary, embracing the true definition of collaboration, the concept of working together and thevalue of interdependency. Business guru Stephen Covey started the collaborative trend thatextols the value that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts! I prefer to use the simple phrase “true teamwork.”   True teamwork is truly critical for us tosucceed. For me true teamwork means:    DIEBOLD ASIA PACIFIC    Think team first: For any team to be successful, members must think TEAM instead ofindividual. If we practice this mindset, we can truly convert the meaning of team to –  T ogether  E veryone A chieves M ore.      Earn trust: For any team to function effectively, it’s important to earn the trust of others. Ihave spoken a lot about trust in the previous article titled, “Building Trust,” and if we followthose steps, we will be able to build a strong trust among ourselves.    Achieve our goals - If we keep the team goals in the forefront compared to individual goals,we will be able to generate true team spirit.    Maximize our strengths– We all have individual strengths and should use them for ourcollective benefits.I would leave you with one important thought; a team is successful if we value others and theirstrengths. If we take our turns and use our strengths to lead others, we demonstrate a trueteamwork spirit. When you think teamwork, always remember the following quote –  “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.”—H.E. Luccock   
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