In the world of success between group or groups of people there is an important item that cannot be overlooked, this is the team culture solution.

    It has lead to great accomplishment in the ancient times, and the result was very wonderful, if the result then was wonderful what will be the result today if we apply it in the right pattern.

    Taking a look at the pyramid of Egypt it was as a result of team work, and come to think of it each block that makes the building has no mortar between the block and the pyramid still stand strong and the block is too big for one person to carry yet there are many of the block that makes up the pyramid, no wonder is still one of the wonders of the world that is still standing. This is the outcome of team work.

    Another ancient example is the tower of Babel, the people unanimously united together with a single agreement, to erect a structure (building) that will get to God, because of their team culture God could only stop them by confusing their tongues.

    Here are a couple fundamentals of having and developing a successful team culture...

    1. Follow up.

    This can really save a TON of time. "Yes. I got this. It will be done by____." Too much time is spent following up with your team members if you don't let them know you received that email, voice mail or memo.

    2. Set meetings and keep them.

    Everyone has a full calendar. Show respect for your team members and show up on time. Do you show up late for meetings with clients? If not, then your team members deserve the same respect. Come to meetings ready to receive direction, assign tasks, and execute on them in a timely manner.

    3. Minimize interruptions.

    "Hey! You got a minute?" This can be a huge issue for leaders with busy schedules. My CEO ALWAYS says, "Yes! For you I have a minute...just not THIS minute." Schedule a 15 minute meeting with your immediate boss or team leader. It shows them you respect their time and in turn, they will respect yours.

    4. Cover your teammates.

    Don't be the first to blame others for something not getting done, missing a deadline, or messing up a project. Take responsibility if you messed up and always be the first to cover your team members.

    You never know when you'll need them to cover for you!

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