Unintentionally, the concept of working together effectively seems to be a theme running through our articles this week. Whether you're trying to incorporate your teenage children into your workplace (because you just don't get enough of them in the off hours), create a sense of camaraderie amongst multiple generations who find themselves tossed together in the same office, or just encourage each other to better yourselves by staying fit, the end result is, startlingly, the same.
We all need to make it through the days, earn a living, help those around us who are trying to fit in, maintain our sense of well-being, get the job done, believe in the team, and, at the end of the day, prosper together. For every company, the accomplishment of these goals takes different forms. For CPA firms, leaving personal issues behind and presenting a unified professional appearance to clients is paramount. But in any company, when you get to your desk or your counter or your jobsite at the start of the day, it's all about the team. If there are cracks in the foundation, fix them, or suffer the consequences.