Achieving Synergy - Displaying items by tag: Thinking
As much as our culture may romanticise the idea of the lone-wolf, humans are social creatures and we have always worked in teams. Teams bring massive value to our work, and are becoming more important and prominent in the contemporary workforce. Aside from the benefit of simply having more people working on the job, teams bring benefits through the mixing of ideas, talent and skills. The discussions that arise from contrasting ideas lead to synergy and better outcomes.
Leading organisations are already seeking to improve diversity in their workforce. Often though, these good intentions are implemented in ways that leave a lot to be desired...
Last month we covered the importance of building trust as a leader. More-so than competence, trust increases the influence you have over your team. Similarly, being trustworthy is key to employee loyalty to both you and the organisation. To elicit loyalty, however, you need more than trustworthiness; this is where competence and integrity come in to the equation.