A team is more than the sum of individuals

Once upon a time, a monk along with his disciples was
traveling on a road, and they saw a large pile of bricks. The
monk asked the disciples, “What is this?”

The disciples said, “It is a pile of bricks.”

After sometime, they came across a house. The monk
asked the disciples, “What is this?”

The disciples said, “It is a house.”

The monk asked, “How is it different from the pile of
bricks that we saw earlier?”

The disciples thought for a while but could not answer
the question.

Then the monk enlightened the disciples, “In the first
case, the pile of bricks was just a pile of bricks. In the second
case, the pile of bricks was a house. A house is more than
the sum of the pile of bricks that make it.”

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Excerpt from the book “Once Upon A Time: 100 Management Stories” by Rajen Jani

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