REAL Teamwork: A Leadership Lesson from the Dugout
Are you or your department struggling with recognizing other departments or contractors are a part of 'the home team?'
Do feel uncomfortable or threatened when others seem to be crossing into 'your' territory and working on 'your' projects?
Imagine your workplace is really a baseball or softball game. Put your game cap on. (Being in the Big A, I'm thinking a navy blue Braves cap.)
Let's say at this point you've got one or two of your best hitters already on base. How are you going to get them back to home base? By rotating through the other players on the team and letting them go up to bat.
See those "players" as fresh reinforcements for the long innings ahead. You might be surprised at the blessings that will come from their perspective and the increased manpower.
Deep breath. Put 'em in coach. Entertain new thoughts such as these and the feelings of cooperation and collaboration will follow.