We quickly identify the problem points in the challenge and then each person can volunteer or be appointed to attack the goal. Proper application of skills usually results in superior results. We usually placed first in competitions; best presentation, highest rocket or reporting progress ahead of deadlines.
In business, we are constantly facing with changing challenges. What resources are available from team members, friends or acquaintances that might help in solving problems. Others are often pleased to help. They feel pleased that you asked and can help or point you to someone who can.
Another benefit is building up IOUs. I like to pay forward. I go out of my way to help customers, vendors, and organizations. Later, when I need a little help, they are pleased to reciprocate.
The other day, I was at a CoC business expo and met a wealth adviser. As it turns out, he has golf outings for potential clients instead of lunches/dinners. I have a customer, Nags Head Golf Links. He really liked the idea and I will assist him in starting such activities at his location. What's in it for me? The wealth adviser finds a new potential cluster of clients and the golf course gets more customers in the afternoon, where he needs it. I think both will stay w/me as a customer. So, pay it forward.