What is team work?

In a tug of war, many little children pulling together can win the game. They might even drag a grown-up through the mud!

The people on a rowing team must work together, too. If the rowers all pulled their oars when they felt like it, the boat would never get anywhere, much less win a race.

Rowing teams – like many other teams – have a leader. A rowing-team leader is called a coxswain. The coxswain steers the boat and call out the timing to the closest rower. This rower sets the pace so that all the rowers pull at the same time.

People often work together to get a job done. Most of the time, they choose a leader. Then they decide on a plan of action. The leader directs the work of the group and makes sure each person does part of the work.


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