Take care of your team and they will take care of you

I had a family emergency late last week, thus no blogging there for a few days.

A lot of companies pay lip service to the importance of morale, I try to live it. I allow employees to flex schedules, I grant work at home when needed, I bring in breakfast on occasion, I always pay for lunch even if it’s out of my own pocket, and sometimes I let the team leave early on Friday. Those are just a few of the little things I do.

While I was out, two of my managers covered my meetings for me. I was able to reschedule my meetings with individual team members for other days, and generally everything ran smoothly. There were a couple of incidents that needed my attention, but being out for an entire day and only having a few things to worry about is a very light load for me.

 

When I wasn’t able to do my job, my team stepped up right away. Business was conducted as usual. A lot of managers think that the ship sails smoothest when they are there, but if they really are doing a good job it should sail just fine without them there every hour of the day. A highly motivated, capable team that I can entrust to keep things running even when I am not there is what I consider the end goal of team-building.

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3 comments on “Take care of your team and they will take care of you
  1. scott says:

    Sounds like things are going well with you and your team.

    Sounds like even though you are not using the words, yall’s why’s are conntected and trust has emerged.

    That is cool! Hope the family emergency was easily resolved and smooth sailing ahead.

    Have a good day!

    SP

  2. This post is really encouraging, thanks Rob! Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I can see you’re reaping the benefits of that.

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