We are only human through the humanity of others

We are only human through the humanity of others

“In Africa there is a concept known as Ubuntu – the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievements of others.” 

A beautiful Nelson Mandela quote I stumbled upon today that seems so appropriate this year; a year when we’ve all had to both isolate and collaborate in equal measure. 

As a recruiter for 20 years, I’ve certainly witnessed how critical teamwork is in companies that are successful. It takes more than a solid leader and a dedicated team to rise to the top: there’s an alchemy that occurs when a team gets in sync.

That’s why it’s so important, when hiring, to look for people who thrive on teamwork — even of the virtual sort.

By Michael Barros, Managing Partner, Prestige Scientific