One of the challenges in creating a harmonious team is getting each individual to appreciate the big picture that everyone is responsible for. Yesterday, Simon Sinek described each person as a contributing piece in the jigsaw puzzle, they all must come together to create the whole picture. I very much liken it to a conductor orchestrating a team, often referencing H.E. Luccock: “No one can whistle a symphony, it takes an entire orchestra to play it.”
This week we tackle a bit of this, one of the challenges being the concept of Status and its accompanying perception of: “My job is the most important” or at the very least “My job is harder/more important than your job.” We can all fall prey to this mindset at times, but in reality, it is a false reassurance for cutting corners or not doing something we know we should.
With the pressure of now understanding the consequences of their choices as they relate to another person within the group (another piece of the puzzle), people can (at the minimum) be guilted into accountability. That may not sound like complete victory, but it can be the first step in the right direction. From there, it builds out of guilt and into willingness, and then into must do because people need me to (this is great, pride lives here).