Teams are Inevitable
It always takes two to tango in Ballroom dancing. Nobody can do everything by himself or herself no matter how good he or she is. Teamwork is inevitable in a workplace.
Music is universal to the ears of all dancers on the dance floor. Dancers interpret the music with their dance steps. The number of beats in a bar of music also dictates the number of steps that can be danced. Likewise, in the workplace, all team members share the same business goals and strive to achieve their targets according to deadlines. It is the common goal that bonds teams together.
In Ballroom dancing, there are different dance figures for both men and ladies. Each partner has to know his or her steps well in order to dance smoothly. At work, or in relationships, everybody has a different role to play and he or she is supposed to contribute his or her own expertise to reach mutual goals and understanding..
The more difficult the dance steps, the harder the couple has to work together. The partners have to work out a mutually agreed solution to dance that step with confidence. As the challenges in the workplace or in relationships escalate, the need for teamwork increases. It always takes more than one person to solve bigger problems.
Independence Within Teams
Some beginner female dancers always misunderstand that they can just follow the steps of the leaders or partners and do not have to remember the steps themselves. However, that is not the case in reality. The leader can only indicate directions or change of dance steps. He cannot show his partner what to dance since his steps are different. In other words, the lady must still maintain a certain degree of independence (by knowing her steps) while following her lead.
Courtesy Breeds Harmony
It is never good enough to be able to dance with just one partner in Ballroom dancing. That is one of the reasons for dancers to learn to lead and follow different partners. In a workplace or relationships, everybody has to adapt to the different styles of fellow co-workers, supervisors, friends, family members, spouses, whether he/she likes it or not.
There is always dance etiquette to follow on the dance floor to avoid jams. Likewise, politeness in the workplace and in relationships increases harmony, thus greater productivity. A little consideration shown to others goes a long way to build happy teams.