We were driving through Samoan villages early evening, just before dusk, as the air temperature was cooling down kids were coming out to play.
A few scenes struck out to me as we drove through, one was of a group of kids playing volleyball, island style. They didn’t have an official net, more something pulled together by one of the locals and they didn’t have any poles for it.
Instead they had two of their team mates holding the poles up! The kids would alternate but someone had to always be holding it up. What you would initially think is, that must be the worst job, but those kids had the biggest grin from ear to ear, they were close to the action playing the game. That’s real teamwork.
In order for the whole team to have a good time, someone had to hold the net up, not the greatest job in the world but a necessary part to keep the game going. And that’s what teamwork is about, working together, each doing your own part towards a common goal – having fun!