YOUR Business Rescue Coach asks:
Are you and your team on the same page?
Are harmony and success a by-product of your workplace?
OK, I know that I am from Wisconsin and this could appear to reflect what is occurring in our state, but it isn’t- so don’t go there. Instead, this is actually about providing an excellent working environment for you and the individuals of your team to flourish and become much more effective and profitable. Afterall, this is the goal of each business!
Nature provides some excellent models for us to follow… let’s look at the wolf pack. Wolves have revealed that it is through teamwork that they not only survive, but have thrived!
“Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.” ~ Juvenal
Even though there is an Alpha Male and Alpha Female in each pack, a wolf pack thrives because each wolf understands the critical role it performs for the success of the whole pack. While wolves are still pups, they are trained in their role as to how they will support the pack. Members of the pack must perform their duties to assure survival and what I call “thrival” of the pack! Wolves collaborate and teach each other how to be the best each member can possibly be for the pack (collective) to be effective and efficient.
Vince Lombardi said, “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” He is absolutely correct! Now, how does this apply to you?
Action Items to strengthen your Workplace Wolf Pack
- Make sure you first understand what your overall goals are for your business: Why do you exist? What do you want to make happen for your customer experience? What type of culture do you want to create? What type of environment/atmosphere do you want your workplace to be?
- Once you have the above basics determined, review your job descriptions for each position on your team. Do you have a job description for each role (including yourself)? Remember everyone’s job is to serve the pack and each other via their individual contributions to your pack/team 🙂 In business we call the pack an organization/company/business. Everyone works as a team to fulfill the goals or objectives. Individuals are team members or internal customers (because internally individuals serve other team members, not just external paying customers).
- If you are one of the Alphas (leadership and/or management), your job is to make sure each one of the tasks is fulfilled by one of your team members. Additionally, it is your job to communicate to the whole pack what each of your team members will do to support the survival and success of your team.
Next Monday, I will take this concept further. Until then begin working on your 3 actions items 🙂
If you or your business needs rescuing on this particular topic
or any other Business Strategies we have been discussing,
please reach out to Maggie (262) 716.7750 FYI: I’m in the Central Time Zone
Blessings of Success to YOU ~
The Business Rescue Coach, Maggie Mongan
Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.