Number 6, Teamwork, is a key commitment…
We work on establishing a team chemistry. When the chemistry is off, we act to change it.
Teaming is essential in our business. There are very few jobs which allow one to work in isolation. We must depend on each other to get our work done. That requires individuals who will accept accountability.
Several years ago our team participated in some leadership training led by a guy named Tim Clipson. One of the things that stuck with me from the training was Tim’s TCP Principle.
Here’s the equation: More T (trust) leads to more C (communication) which results in more P (productivity). It’s a formula for success but it is also a tool for diagnosing.
If productivity is not what you want it to be, you spend some time assessing the level of communication and trust. Fix those things and you see the perk up in productivity.
Teams functioning are a beautiful thing. A dysfunctional team sticks out like a sore thumb. At PalletOne, when we observe team dysfunction, we have to work on individuals until we see teamwork come to pass.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.