Now is a great time for weing. We before Me.
People are fearful and shrinking at the moment. Organisations are maintaining rather than growing. Some are shedding staff, cutting costs postponing development opportunities for their staff.
The result of this is that more needs to be done with less. Fewer people, same number of customers and rising customer expectations.
The answer lies in high performing teams. Genuine teams not work groups called teams. A team of four or five can do the work of many more individuals providing they have a common purpose, shared values, competent leadership and a system that works. A crisis can push people to become stronger teams or fragment them.
The big jump is to put We before Me. It seems unnatural to put the needs of others before your own but essential for the development of a true team. Strangely, the best way of looking after yourself is to look after others. A big ego will make it hard for anyone to trust others. There is an ingrained belief that the only person who can do anything properly is ME. In truth, the best person to do anything properly is WE.
Try WE before ME after reading this blog. Identify ways that you can develop your work group into a true team that works as a strong unit. Greek mythology developed the idea of one individual saving the situation. He and it was always He, pushed incompetent groups aside and saved the world on his own. This Hero is a myth. It takes teams to achieve anything worthwhile. Any outstanding individuals are supported by teams.
We before Me.