How’s your team?
We have close to 1,300 teammates at PalletOne. While we work hard at doing things in consistent ways, the truth is that we have a bunch of smaller teams that work together to create the whole.
We have different geographies. We have departments within plants, and smaller units working together to form those departments. Everyone has expectations. Everyone serves someone else. It’s a complex mix.
The degree that we work well together will be a result of leadership. It doesn’t happen by mistake. Leaders see the big picture which makes our success and make efforts to assure the people they impact provide a great performance.
The best teams have some characteristics that are common.
It takes a while for a team to gel. It starts with a leader, whether they have a title or not, to say ‘let’s plan to get better’ and then fostering an environment of support and encouragement as you pursue it together.
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.