In this Abeceder Quotation Conversation Michael Millward and Mark Learmonth, Professor of Organization Studies – Durham University Business School, discuss a quotation about teams from the famous NFL coach, Vince Lombardi.
“Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a teamwork, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
Michael and Mark explore the history of teams, and current use and misuse of the word. They discuss whether, or not being a team is the best way to work.
About the Author
Michael Millward is the creator and host of Abeceder Quotation Conversations.
During a human resources career which started in 1981 in the UK Michael has held leadership roles in, start-ups, small, medium sized businesses, and large blue chip multinationals organisations, in joint venture, e-commerce, government, hi-tech, manufacturing, mining, major construction projects retail distribution, travel, hospitality, financial and service sectors, across the world.
In 2004 Michael returned to the UK and established Abeceder a provider of employment related, information, products, services, and expertise.
The Abeceder family now includes:
• Abeceder H2R a comprehensive HR software and HR support service that covers every aspect of every stage of the employer, employee relationship from hiring to retiring.
• WorkPlaceLearningCentre.co.uk – an independent, multi brand, multi format learning resources and training courses web shop
• workworkwork.works – an employees’ guide to employment
Michael holds a MSc in Human Resource Management from the University of Wales and is a Chartered Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). For many years Michael was a volunteer branch chair and member of the Institutes National Council.