Does that sounds familiar?
- You are happy with your people, one by one, but you also know that really working together for joint results is often a problem for them: you are fed up with the fact that profits and growth opportunities are missed because they prefer to act on their own.
- You find that people often want to appear strong and knowledgeable instead of admitting their own weaknesses and mistakes and asking for help, that you waste time and energy trying to correct those mistakes, and that they simply cost the company money;
- You get tired of soothing conflicts between people because the disagreement is “fought out” instead of “talked out” as they just don’t know how to handle conflict;
- You get frustrated because people (sometimes after a long discussion) seem to agree on a decision and then don’t act on it
- You are always the only one holding your people accountable and it costs you time, the time you rather spend on growing your business , for example, if only they can learn to call each other out for poor performance or inappropriate behaviour;
How would it feel for you if
- You didn’t have to deal with all the mistakes, because your people were not afraid to ask each other for help or advice, to admit their errors or their shortcomings?
- You didn’t waste time and energy on conflict, because team members were willing to talk things out and turn a conflict into a productive discussion?
- You could be sure that everyone was committed to a made decision, even if they didn’t agree with each other in the first place?
- You weren’t the only one to address poor performance or behaviour, and when you were not in the office you would still be confident that your people were holding each other accountable?
- You were happy to have a top team focused on the interests of the organisation?