On a breezy March day, the town mayor happened to stroll through the park where a small boy was flying the largest, most beautiful kite he had ever seen.
It soared so high and floated so gently, the mayor was sure it must be visible from the next town. Since his little town did not have very many things of note to its credit, the mayor decided to award a "key to the city" to the one responsible for setting this spectacle aloft.
"Who is responsible for flying this kite?" the mayor inquired.
"I am," said the boy. "I made the kite with my own hands. I painted all the beautiful pictures and constructed it with scraps I found in my father's workshop. I fly the kite," he declared.
"I am," said the wind. "It is my whim that keeps it aloft and sets the direction it will go. Unless I blow, the kite will not fly at all. I fly the kite," the wind cooed.
"Not so," exclaimed the kite's tail. "I make it sail and give it stability against the wind's whims. Without me, the kite would spin out of control and not even the boy could save it from crashing to earth. I fly the kite," declared the tail.
Each member is important in keeping projects moving and meeting goals. No individual can claim the credit of the progress made for self. If elements of Mother Nature have so much of coordination with each other, then humans too need to understand this basic premise of the successful completion of the task. Working effectively as part of a team is incredibly important for output quality, morale, and retention.
And it’s every entrepreneur’s responsibility to foster a cohesive culture within his team. A true entrepreneur surrounds himself with people who are smarter than him, people who bring complementary skills on board, people who fill in the gaps for required skills within the organization.