I recently noticed a quote below…
“There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
soon after I read this, i started analyzing to understand further myself. I started to think – it is a great attitude. This is what I almost always believed in and I believed in Team effort and Unity. Specially, thinking about the project management and following different ways of project management, working with people around, and a mission - having a common goal makes more sense. I have been in teams where even though the common goal was set as xyz, but still, the team members had their own goals and literally it was self centric.
Alright, not that i am questioning this quote, but if I understand it right in team effort point of view, I still think TEAM must get the credit. It depends on teams, but I believe the Team credit is the biggest motivating factor. As I see, credit doesn’t matter only If there was no common goal / mission set by the TEAM – But once the team has the common goals to achieve, then there must be a credit to the team. It doesn’t have to be monetary benefit, and mostly it goes by the way the team members are rewarded.