After the last two weeks I am ready to make a huge change, more on this later. After a failed attempt to get a school group project off the ground and then a print job with a hard deadline gone terribly wrong, I came to the realization I need to make some changes.
Standing in the crowded UPS store waiting for the print job, while the understaffed single employee jostled phone calls, customers, and my print job, I knew that I had made a poor management decision. I knew I had to make a change. The 20-minute job took almost 2 hours. Standing there I quickly made time adjustments in my head. Ok, if I don’t wash my hair and skip dinner, I can still make it. I was able to squeal into the training event just in time, but I made up my mind to never make those same mistakes again.
I keep hearing from executives and business owners that the new global economy is forcing them to have to do more with less. I absolutely get it. Managers are feeling hopeless, but there is a way. As companies continue to lean, there is a way you can still grow. Because your capacity to grow as a company is directly related to the capacity of your team. The greatest tools and software will not increase your capacity if your team has reached its limit. Think about it, what makes a great organization? It’s not the walls or the hardware or the fancy decorations. It’s the team.
If you and your team have reached your limit, try these tips to increase your capacity.
The good news is that awareness allows you to make positive changes to your future.
Angela Decoteau (Deck-uh-toe)
Success Strategist, Awesome Activator
Encourage . Equip . Empower