Sleeping Together

"Dreaming different dreams in the same bed."

Chinese Proverb

This Chinese proverb sums up nicely what you see in many high-performance multidisciplinary support teams.

Whilst on the surface, there's a semblance of unity (everyone is sleeping in the same bed), individual members of the group are either working in silos or pursuing their own goals at the expense of the teams (dreaming different dreams).

Highly functioning interdisciplinary teams have a collective desire to adopt a truly integrated approach with shared visions and ambitions.

Not only are they sleeping in the same bed, but they also have the same dreams!

Source: Chinese Proverb