“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”
— Babe Ruth
My interpretation of this quote is very simple.
Teamwork isn’t just all about the team as a whole, but it is also about the individuality and differences of every person included in the team. Each member has to know, work out and respect each other’s differences. With that knowledge in hand, this would enable the members to adjust and adapt to one another. Only when this phase has been attained, the whole crew could now function as a real whole, knowing each other’s individuality to work towards a common vision even if that vision becomes extremely blurry.