My next free ASK Christine call is tomorrow – 3/19. Be sure to share YOUR most crucial corporate and biz-building questions at http://www.AskChristineNow.com !
One of the best questions I got at my last “million-dollar expertise sharing” events was as follows: “How would you increase the sense of urgency in any management team? Is this a learned behavior?”
THIS question is well worth answering publicly in as many places as I can! With the economy on the slow road to recovery, even employees who HAVE jobs are feeling depressed and sluggish. So how are we to inspire great teamwork and urgency in our management teams? One word: incentives.
These can take many forms: financial (profit sharing, bonuses, and don’t forget stock grants), prizes (tickets to events, gift cards at Amazon, etc) or acknowledgement (awards, celebration, etc). If your team doesn’t have a sense of urgency, they may simply be “old school” (from a huge company and they now need to learn the startup culture) or they don’t have emotional equity with you and your company (which is always vital if you want to ROCK your Revenue). For some it IS a learned behavior, but I would rather that your team be full of instinctive go-getters. After all, there are plenty looking for work.
To your success, Christine Comaford
CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.