It's usual to see those 2 words as a compound word so when I saw them separate (& next to each other), it brought this to mind: Irrespective of the great things people say and we have experienced about teamwork, its benefits cannot be realised except the team actually works.
The realization that "teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success"* more likely than not led to the popular TEAM acroynm => "Together Everyone Achieves More!"*
Wow - how apt and creative of the unknown author - it couldn't be put better if you ask me.
Like I have, you may have noticed that a lot of people really like and "preach" that acroynm - I like and use it quite a bit myself. So it just amazes, and sometimes amuses then annoys me when some of those people don't walk their talk. Don't know about you but I've been in situations where a team has been set up but only a few members or sometimes only one person in the team is doing any work and then when the "team of one" succeeds, everyone shares in the success. Indeed "success has many friends."*
When faced with a challenge or task, some people start off by asking: "What do you think we should do about such and such?" or "How do you suggest we tackle this and that?" Then IDEAS (Intentions, Decisions, Ambitions & Strategies) start rolling in and the session ends with tasks assigned to a few people or worse still, to one person. What's that all about?