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70+ Teamwork Quotes to Encourage Collaboration in Your Company

Updated April 8, 2024 · 14 min read

Everyone needs a little motivation from time to time, especially teams. That’s why we’ve put together 70+ teamwork quotes that will encourage your team to keep working together towards your common goals.

70+ Teamwork Quotes for Your Team

70+ Teamwork Quotes for Your Team

This list has a few categories that will make it easier for you to find the right quote for the right occasion. Is the team feeling unproductive? Are they having a hard time jiving? Take a look at these quotes. But don’t just do that. Share them with your team. You know they need it and they do to! So let’s get started, shall we?

Best Teamwork Quotes

Best Teamwork Quotes

We want to start this list with some of our personal favorites. Check out these ones chosen by Quizbreaker members. We hope you like them as much as we do!

  1. "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." - Michael Jordan
  2. "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
  3. "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." - African Proverb
  4. "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." - Phil Jackson
  5. "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." - Andrew Carnegie
  6. "It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." - Napoleon Hill
  7. "None of us is as smart as all of us." - Ken Blanchard
  8. "I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things." - Mother Teresa
  9. "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." - Henry Ford
  10. "The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison." - James Cash Penney

Inspiring Teamwork Quotes

Inspiring Teamwork Quotes

Finding inspiration when work challenges get tough isn’t always the easiest thing to do. But there’s always inspiration waiting for you. These next few quotes should ignite you and your team to keep pressing on.

  1. "No team works out teamwork." - Dwyane Wade
  2. "Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life." - Amy Poehler
  3. "Many hands make light work." - John Heywood
  4. "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry S. Truman
  5. "The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team." - Lewis B. Ergen
  6. "To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless." - Mike Krzyzewski
  7. "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
  8. "Success is best when it's shared." - Howard Schultz
  9. "Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success." - Stephen Covey
  10. "A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others." - Norman Shidle

Teamwork Quotes About Success

Teamwork Quotes About Success

Every team member should work towards their personal and collective success. When teams succeed together, they succeed individually. So, go ahead and share these teamwork quotes that will encourage your staff to work towards success.

  1. "Unity is strength. When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." - Mattie Stepanek
  2. "The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven." - Knute Rockne
  3. "Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people." - Steve Jobs
  4. "Individual commitment to a group effort: That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." - Vince Lombardi
  5. "Teams share the burden and divide the grief." - Doug Smith
  6. "The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal." - Dave DeBusschere
  7. "A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind." - Bill Bethel
  8. "None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful." - Mother Teresa
  9. "It doesn't take strength to win. It takes the true heart of the team to win." - Emily Voyles
  10. "Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing by ourselves." - Paul Solarz

Short Teamwork Quotes

Short Teamwork Quotes

Short and sweet— that’s what we need at times. Short quotes are easier to remember and even easier to share (without botching them up). Check out these short one or two-liners that should do the trick when your team doesn’t feel the team spirit.

  1. "Efficiency is doing better what is already being done." - Peter Drucker
  2. "Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there." - Virginia Burden
  3. "None of us is as smart as all of us." - Ken Blanchard
  4. "The speed of the boss is the speed of the team." - Lee Iacocca
  5. "The whole is other than the sum of the parts." - Kurt Koffka
  6. "A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle." - Japanese Proverb
  7. "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." - Henry Ford
  8. "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." - Henry Ford
  9. "The best team is not the team with the best players, but the team that plays best together." - Jerry West
  10. "Bad attitudes will ruin your team." - Terry Bradshaw

Teamwork Quotes About Hardwork

Teamwork Quotes About Hardwork

They say success comes by working smart, not working hard. While working smart is important, there’s no substitute for hard work. When the team isn’t giving their best, these quotes might help spark something in them and push them to work harder.

  1. "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - Tim Notke
  2. "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." - Vince Lombardi
  3. "Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success." - Ted Sundquist
  4. "To achieve anything in this game, you must be prepared to dabble in the boundary of disaster." - Sterling Moss
  5. "The difference between success and failure is a great team." - Dave Kerpen
  6. "Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything." - Patrick Süskind
  7. "Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results." - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
  8. "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Vidal Sassoon
  9. "Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise." - Frank Ocean
  10. "The sum of us is greater than all of us." - Ken Blanchard

Teamwork Quotes About Culture

Teamwork Quotes About Culture

Workplace culture matters immensely. That’s why we believe so much in engaging and connecting teams at Quizbreaker. It drives company growth, improves employee morale and wellness, and so much more. So, here are some quotes about teamwork and culture to emphasize the importance of company culture.

  1. "Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit." - Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." - Phil Jackson
  3. "Organizational culture is not what's written down. It's the way we do things here." - Yvon Chouinard
  4. "Great companies are built on great cultures, and great cultures are built on great teams." - Sheila Margolis
  5. "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." - Peter Drucker
  6. "In our culture, we’re all about inspirational messages." - Laila Ali
  7. "The best way to change the culture of a company is to change the way we do things." - Satya Nadella
  8. "Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration." - Simon Mainwaring
  9. "A culture of discipline is not a principle of business, it is a principle of greatness." - Jim Collins
  10. "To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace." - Doug Conant

Teamwork Quotes About Understanding and Empathy

Teamwork Quotes About Understanding and Empathy

Emotional intelligence is the super power of the twenty-first century. And it all starts with having a little more understanding and empathy towards those you work with. Here are some empathy and understanding quotes for teams you shouldn’t miss.

  1. Leadership is not just about giving energy... it's unleashing other people's energy." - Paul Polman*
  2. "Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself." - Mohsin Hamid
  3. "We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust, and care for each other." - Vala Afshar
  4. "The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply." - Stephen R. Covey
  5. "To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others." - Anthony Robbins
  6. "Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another." - Alfred Adler
  7. "Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." - Patrick Lencioni
  8. "Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice be heard." - Liz Fosslien
  9. "A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other." - Simon Sinek
  10. "True empathy requires that you step outside your own emotions to view things entirely from the perspective of the other person." - Anonymous

What to Do With These Quotes

So, now that you have dozens of teamwork quotes to toss around, what are leaders and professionals supposed to do with them?

Incorporating motivational teamwork quotes into company activities is a great way to inspire and engage your team. We want to share different activities and ideas that can help you use these quotes to foster a positive and collaborative work environment:

1) Quote of the Day

You can start each day or meeting with a "Quote of the Day." Consider displaying a chosen teamwork quote prominently where everyone can see it—like on a shared digital dashboard, in an email, or on a physical board in the office. It’s also great if you can get team members to reflect on the quote and discuss how it might apply to their work.

2) Teamwork Trivia Game

Organize a trivia game based on famous teamwork quotes and the people who said them. Divide your team into small groups and prepare a series of questions that ask them to match quotes with their authors, or complete the missing word from a well-known teamwork quote.

If you need a multiplayer trivia platform, you should consider checking out Quizbreaker. Our platform makes trivia fun and simple for all kinds of teams— whether you’re onsite of remote.


Sign up to Quizbreaker to try it out today.

3) Quote-inspired Icebreaker

For your next team meeting, start with an icebreaker where each team member draws a quote from a hat and shares a personal experience or thought related to the quote.

4) Teamwork Quote Mural

Dedicate a space in your office for a teamwork quote mural. Invite team members to contribute by writing their favorite teamwork quotes on post-it notes or directly on the mural space. A visual representation can become your team’s source of inspiration. You can also make it a virtual mural if your team is remote. Try platforms like Whimsical or Mural.

5) Weekly Reflections

At the end of each week, hold a short reflection session. Here, team members can share their achievements and challenges. Incorporate a teamwork quote into the session to guide the conversation.

Ask team members how the week's experiences have embodied or challenged the principles in the quote. This approach helps to ground abstract ideas in real-world experiences. It also promotes a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

How Do You Inspire Your Team?

Aside from teamwork quotes, there are many other ways to inspire your team. We know lots of ways and ideas to build a positive work environment and boosting productivity. Here are some of our favories.

1) Personality Tests

Utilizing personality assessments like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) or the DiSC Profile can help team members understand their own and each other's working styles and strengths. Discovering your team’s personalities helps create better communication and collaboration by highlighting how diverse personalities contribute to the team's success.

personality tests

If you need a platform to aggregate these personality test results, you can sign up to Quizbreaker and get access to three of the most popular ones, namely:

  • DiSC
  • Big5
  • Jungian

Start taking personality tests with your team.

2) Team Building Activities

These activities range from problem-solving challenges to social outings. They are designed to improve teamwork, communication, and trust among team members.

Effective team building leads to a more cohesive and harmonious workplace. Do you need some suggestions? We have these lists ready for you to read next:

3) Employee Recognition

Recognizing and rewarding employees for their hard work and achievements can significantly boost morale and motivation. This can be through shout-outs in team meetings, performance-based awards, or even just a simple thank-you note.

We recommend recognizing team members publicly. One tool you can try is our “Wall of Kudos” on Quizbreaker— a simple but effective employee recognition wall for teams.

4) Open Communication Channels

Encourage open and transparent communication within the team. Run regular team meetings, one-on-one check-ins, and open-door policies. You should also set up a pulse survey system to consistently gather feedback from your team and gauge their happiness and engagement levels. When team members feel heard, they are more likely to be motivated and committed to their work.

5) Flexible Work Arrangements

Providing flexibility in work hours or the option to work from home can lead to a better work-life balance for your team. In fact, 80% of job candidates consider flexible work arrangements as a deciding factor when applying for a job.

Final Thoughts

There you go! These 70+ teamwork quotes will inspire your team to work together and keep pushing forward. Which one did you like the most? Any quotes that you think should be included on this list?

Patrick Mabilog

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Patrick Mabilog

Patrick Mabilog is the Business Development Manager and Customer Success Manager at QuizBreaker and a lover of all things team-building-related. He served in Human Resources and Marketing roles before joining the Quizbreaker team.

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