Monday, October 8, 2012
BALANCING THE NEEDS OF THE INDIVIDUAL WITH THOSE OF THE TEAM.
Should corporate management foster a sense of individual achievement?
I find that individuals (and teams) that are reflective of high achievement--productivity on a consistent basis--work in cultures that foster individual success formulas.
Managers especially who have learned from their positive experiences and, importantly, their failures, seem to understand what behaviors work most effectively for them: how best to communicate internally and externally and how to prioritize work loads in context of their organization's needs. Such managers also understand and encourage their reports to develop their own individual formulas through trial and error, learning how to best use their personalities and organizational resources to be most effective. Businesses that recognize and foster individual achievement know they are also building assets for their future. I’m not implying organizations should promote cowboy mentalities, but rather use such support and recognition as a motivating tool to promote positive behaviors, enrich the individual’s corporate experience, grow the organization’s intellectual capital and develop more effective contributors to the team and overall organization