Contributor: Kari Heistad, Culture Coach International
On a calm, sunny day a lighthouse keeper’s job may seem unnecessary and unimportant compared to that of a ship’s captain. In the midst of a stormy night, however, the captain relies upon the crucial guidance of the lighthouse keeper to safely navigate the ship.
Both the captain and lighthouse keeper have roles that, although different, are important to the navigation of ships.
Likewise, each position within a company plays an important role in helping the company to navigate the global marketplace. When employees understand how their role contributes to team success, they are able to take pride in doing their job well and in contributing to the overall progress of the company.
Action Step: Help others to understand how each team member’s role is important and contributes to the success of the company.
1. How can we do a better job of recognizing the significance of each role within our team?
2. How can we help each person to recognize their significance to our team and the organization?
3. What is the significance of our team to the rest of the organization?
4. How can we better leverage each person’s role on the team to help us achieve our goals?
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