All work returns to two questions:
- What am I doing here? Orienting to how you fit into the work and organizational culture.
- Who are you? Establishing trust in knowing who the other people are and how they fit into the work and organizational culture.
Without these two questions answered, getting work done, to it fullest capacity will never happen.
What am I doing here? Who are you? Indicators
If left unanswered:
|You will not get my best work. I will not be my best because I’m not sure how I fit into the work & who the other people|
whose help I need can help me complete the work.
You / I will have to use politics & manipulation to complete the work … and negative behaviors will be evident.
People will compete & work will be duplicated due to the lack of trust & not knowing how you fit into the work.
Unhealthy doubt about what should get done & who should do it.
The team goes limp (zombies)—apathy & work aversion build. Drowning into a Doom Loop of Death.
Ability to ask better questions & use full capacity + discretion to complete the work. If I am unclear about how someone else fits or why they are there – I feel comfortable asking. From the trust established, the assumptions about the work are out in the open for everyone to see & discuss.
When goals are assigned/delegated to the team and me.
We all know how the work fits together.
The team has energy.
Collaboration grows into Success Spirals.