We can tell when someone’s being brave. When someone is doing important work for important reasons, something we can get behind. When you pick out gifts just for us, and when you regift last-minute.
October 30 2018
If your team’s work were a car…what gear is it in?
An odd question that conceals a lesson about not paying attention to your competitors:
- The right gear at the right time creates economical gains. You’re growing as a team, but not at a pace that works for where you are right now.
- Holding a gear too long loses economy and gains. By not continuously improving your team’s performance, you’ll outgrow your systems and lose ground.
- Shifting up too early risks gains or even stalling. A competitor may be there, but rushing up to their level will only slow you down, or stall you out.
If your work is important, what others are doing doesn’t matter – copying them won’t create you results like picking the right gear for you will.