As you work on your value alignment with Lōkahi, take an introspective look at your teaming:
Who do you work with?
Who would you like to work with?
If you could start working with someone new, who would you choose?
If you could begin to work differently with someone, how would you do so?
Find your openings this month, and make them happen!
As we hum along within the work we do, we try not to hit automatic pilot with systems and process; we want to be aware of the possibility of refinement, reinvention, and any new opportunities.
Oddly, we often miss noticing how easy it is to fall into automatic pilot with people too, taking existing partnerships for granted, and missing our chance to forge new ones.
We fix broken systems and processes;
Let’s not have to ‘fix’ broken-in-spirit people.
The Role of the Manager Reconstructed with Aloha
Two common obstacles? Staffing pars and labor cost. Those long-standing budget and scheduling conventions have their purpose, however it’s incredible how they stifle our thinking within pure numbers. We reach some magic number, and we think we’re done, or that “We’re okay for now.” —Are you?
—You’re at ‘par’ number-wise; are you at par with talent, skill, and knowledge?
Are the relationships within your team harmonious, or just trudging along?
—You’re ‘in line’ with your labor costs; does your budget stifle you in any way?
Conversely, is it ballooning for any dead-weight reason?
Keep Lōkahi in mind as you answer these questions: Lift your team with refreshed attention to Managing with Aloha’s Lōkahi intentions for team harmony and unity, cooperation and collaboration;
“Lōkahi gives us a receptive demeanor to strive for in working with our peers in the most productive way. We want their help and ask for it. Many hands, laulima, make the work more pleasant, ‘olu‘olu, and they move it along faster.”
“With Lōkahi we achieve more by working together in harmony with others, for Lōkahi strives for synergy as what’s best in creating possibilities.”
—Chapter 8, Managing with Aloha
The question we started with this month:
How can you work well with others, better than you are now?
—Our Value Immersion for September, 2017: Lōkahi
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