3 Videos to Inspire Collaboration and Teamwork

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These 3 videos encapsulate what it means to collaborate in business.
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Teams at work are expected to produce results, but performance is often restricted when team members don’t work well together. A collaborative team environment is fundamental for success.

To help build a collaborative work environment, team members must develop and practice certain skills, especially if the work is being done on a long-term basis. Collaboration and teamwork require a combination of problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills needed for a group to work together towards achieving a common goal.

Need some inspiration in creating a collaborative and effective teamwork environment? Check out these three videos:

1. Thom Weisel – Montgomery Securities

Thom Weisel founded Montgomery Securities in 1978. It was one of the largest investment firms in operation during that time. Montgomery Securities was an organization that valued and encouraged team collaboration, commitment, and communication. The finance giant helped launch Weisel’s long career of entrepreneurship and leadership in finance and investment banking.

In this 11-minute video, Weisel and the Montgomery Securities team discuss the teamwork, dedication, and entrepreneurial spirit that inspire their business.

2. Tom Wujec: Build a tower, build a team

In this 6-minute video, Tom Wujec presents some deep research on the “marshmallow challenge,” a teambuilding exercise that involves one yard of tape, dry spaghetti, and a marshmallow. The concept sounds simple, but his study gives us great insight into the nature of collaboration.

Who can build the tallest tower with just these ingredients?

This exercise is a great way to illustrate that jockeying for power can disrupt teamwork. It also demonstrates that sometimes the best way to see if something works is trial and error.

3. Jon Petz – Levitating People

Jon Petz is a high-energy keynote speaker who inspires people with his enthusiasm and humor. In addition to engaging his audiences at events, he also re-engages them in their own lives, careers, and goals. The spirited, motivational, and entertaining video illustrates the importance of each team member’s contribution and the power of team support.


About DevonJ140
I am currently an Accounting Director living in New York City. I love reading and learning more about business, finance, tech, and current events.

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