Is it fair to say, that if perception is reality, and attitude shapes perception, then attitude is reality? I would argue that is the truth.
In a society of inclusion, teamwork for motivation is simply not enough. If there is a shortcut in procedure, or a corner to cut, soon enough, the shortcut will just become the way.
Too many times we find success by accident, imagine if we were to create a culture of purpose.
This perspective would influence me in a way that I wouldn’t realize for almost twenty years.
They say it is better to ask for forgiveness than permission, but I say, why ask for either.
Part of my job as a consultant is to implement new processes. Since most of us spend our days in a comfortably rhythmic cycle, you can imagine how people react when I come in and change their routine.
It would make sense to spend the same amount of time coaching with both under, and over performing team members. In our society of participation trophies and good job stickers, a simple vague “good job” doesn’t carry the emotional weight it used to.
I decided that if I was going to travel the Central States of this country, then damnit, I was going to make it worth it. I made the following decision: when I visit a town, I will find the nearest State Park and go “explore”.
I believe the greatest accomplishment we can reach in the workplace is working as a cohesive team. Yet to build this level of teamwork, effective communication between departments must take place. An even more important factor is the understanding idea of why the different departments are performing procedures.