As an ERP Admin you have a choice to assign tasks and jobs, or offer the opportunity for your team members to choose to accept the mission presented.
You may ask, what is the difference? People are always more committed to a path they have chosen for themselves than one assigned to them.
So today we are going to explore the importance of "Commitment and Teamwork". At the end of the day if you want team members who are committed to the goal of the project or job, they must be given the choice to accept the mission at hand.
There are components of commitment to a team starting with commitment to one another. It is important that your team has the time and opportunities to get to know one another and support one another. When you invest in one another on a team, you are going to show up, help, support and celebrate each other. Individual commitments build and over flow into the next component, team commitment.
Team commitment is a commitment to the team as a whole. How you work, think, and do becomes unified. The team develops its own values, vision and vibe.
The third component is Commitment to the company or organization. This third component brings us all together as one unified super cell. One where we all have the same common goals, values and objectives, one where we buy into the company’s mission.
In each of these three areas the employee must be asked the same question, "Your mission should you choose to accept it…"
Some of the topics on teamwork we have already discussed provide that we can build commitment with in the team. A supportive work environment where employees feel nurtured, valued and are being treated fairly is a great place to start.
Communication with your team members is vital. Following up on your commitments to the team, showing respect to and for each member, valuing their opinions and forming mutual trust with one another is all part of communication and your commitment to them as a team and as individuals. Team members who are valued, listened to, encouraged and heard when they provide feedback are generally more engaged and committed to the team.
A persons feelings of loyalty due to their belief in the team, their leader, and the organization will greatly increase their commitment as a whole. It is in your best interest to take the time to create a culture that builds commitment with in the team. When your team members become attached to the team, dedicated and committed to the teams mission, it brings a competitive advantage to your organization including higher productivity and lower turnover.
All of this is great information and action must start with you as the ERP Admin accepting your mission! I implore you to think long and hard about the mission and be certain you have a passion and heart for your role and the team you are privileged to lead.
I can say I have a team I truly love and respect. They are my strength and support. I am committed to them and will go the extra mile for them both individually and as a team. I know them and they know me. They are "THE WORLD CLASS SERVICE & SUPPORT TEAM" for Innovia Consulting!
My hope is for each of you reading this blog is to be able to say the same about the team you lead or the team you may find yourself on.
In closing….this message will not self-destruct in 30 seconds, so please share it with your teams and colleagues.
Til' the next mission,