So What’s The Secret?
Is there a mystery to team building? No. Team building is no more mysterious than the construction project pictured above. However, all too often the mystery lies in the fact that there is no plan for building the team or if one exists, the plan is not effective.
The building above is in a large apartment complex not too far from my house. Can you imagine what the site would look like if there were no plans? The building and the grounds would look like something Moe, Larry, and Curly built in one of the old Three Stooges movies.
Growth Takes Active Engagement
This morning I had an enjoyable and insightful meeting with a local realtor and one of her employees who manages the marketing and social media aspect of the agency. Not only has this realtor invested in her personal growth, but she also encourages, expects, and supports the development of her team. As the owner of the agency, she selects books for her team and allows paid time for them to read and digest the material. Are you taking similar steps to build your team?
Additionally, this realtor knows the core values and strengths of her team members. Do you, your first line or mid-level supervisors know the same about the people who work in your organization? Let’s face it. There are employers, organizations, and supervisors that do not even know their own core values let alone anyone working for them.
You may say, “I don’t have time to do that and I’m sure not going to pay someone to read on my dime!” The realtor in this story is also busy, yet she finds the time and methods to build her team, and she is successful in her business.
Don’t be the person who makes excuses for not building your team. My wife is fond of saying that excuses are the skin of reason stuffed with a lie. If you want to be effective, then develop a plan for your growth and the growth of your team. Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Want Help Building Your Team?
I have experience building efficient and professional teams in dynamic environments, so reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit my website at www.impactusleadership.com to see how I can help you and your team.