One day it occurred to The Members (parts) of the Body that they were doing all of the work while the Belly got all of the food. They believed the Belly was lazy and unproductive.
It was decided that they would hold a meeting that evening to discuss how unfair this seemed. After what was a very long meeting that night it was voted on that The Members of the Body would go on strike until the Belly agreed to take its proper share of the work.
The unhappy body parts didn’t do anything for several days in an attempt to stop feeding the Belly. The Legs stopped walking, the Hands stopped moving and the Teeth stopped chewing.
As a result of this inactivity and the starving of the Belly, the Legs became more and more tired, the Hands could hardly move anymore and the Mouth became parched and very dry.
Eventually, the entire Body collapsed and passed away as the Belly completely starved.
Flash: Team dynamics are complex. Some members of the team’s contributions may seem less significant or of less value than others. Especially as it compares to those louder and possibly more prominent members of the team. It is important that every member of the team understands their unique roles and what they bring to the team. It is also important that they clearly understand everyone else’s roles and contributions.
Moral: Because everyone in the organization or on the team plays an important role in the success of the agreed-upon goals, the vision and goals of the leader must be cascaded up and down the organization so everyone is in alignment and the organization does not collapse.
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success !!