“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ~Dale Carnegie
“Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” ~Kenyan proverb
Today, I am thankful for all the sticks in my bundles and teamwork is on my mind. There are a couple things in my life right now that are reinforcing the importance of a strong team. One is work, the other is personal. From a work standpoint, it is my position at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The teamwork my colleagues demonstrate inspires me every day. Never before have I felt such a strong pull of a team. Sure, we all hear the lip service about being on a team, but have you ever REALLY experienced it? I’m not sure I have.
What are the elements I view as critical to being a team?
- Mission– Working with a group of people who have clear mission and who actively keep each other on track by ensuring we provide service that clearly links to the mission
- Communication– Open lines of communication and knowing your opinion will be heard
- Respect– Acknowledging the experiences of individual members and embracing them
The other team I am on is personal….my HRevolution team. Working with Steve Boese, Matt Stollak and Ben Eubanks is wonderful. Each of us volunteers our time to work together toward the common mission of pulling together an event for you~ the HR and recruiting professionals we want to interact with. If you’re reading this blog, HRevolution is for YOU.
And, much like a work team or athletic team, the HRevolution team is focused. We’ve got our goal, we communicate every day, and we have the utmost respect for each other and the strengths and abilities each individual brings to the table. It’s a great feeling to be part of that. And, we want YOU to be part of that. Be sure to check out the HRevolution registration site and register for the event on October 2, 2011 in Las Vegas. Tickets are going fast and who can pass up a conference for $150? And this year you have two options. Come one day for HRevolution OR stay on for the HR Technology Conference. We’re partnering with them to bring you a great discount for both events.
Registrants for HRevolution – Las Vegas will receive the largest discount code good for $600 off the onsite registration rate of $1,795 that can be applied to the HR Technology Conference registration. That’s the biggest discount available, so register for HRevolution today and we’ll send you your discount code for the HR Technology Conference!