“I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when good work is done.”
Have you ever worked in an environment where people seemed to be out to get everything they possibly could…. sometimes at the detriment of others in the business? It creates friction and a divergence from the goals of the business.
On one hand we could class these people as self centred and going against the company’s direction. Out to get everything they can without a thought of the business success or failure.
On the other hand, it can also show a lack of effort on the part of leadership. Not making time to get to know those in the business and what drives them can show an unwillingness to invest your time to get to know these same people.
Creating a culture where expectations are set up front, whether it’s with those in the business (staff, directors, boards) or outside the business (clients, suppliers, advisors), ensures everyone knows the ground rules and what you are trying to achieve. It also gives you the opportunity to discover what drives those around you and how to get the best out of them.
This week, check in on how you interact with those around you and the culture you are creating in your teams. Are you letting them see why success matters to you and what it means to them as well. Be you, be real and be honest… you’ll find that you will build trust and others who have the same values as you will buy into what you are creating.
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Have an awesome week!