April 28, 2012

More engaged than committed

This goes beyond as one of the feedback points we raised during the module review.

and i must thank Paul for correcting what i intended to say, engaged and not committed. the point is of the group, team members, colleagues in a department or let's leave it to teams where a joint co-ordinated effort of quality work is required not to mention the time limitations. team needs to act as such, although they are aware of the obvious but still need to remind themselves of the task at hand and the responsibility which lies on their shouldlers.

At times the obvious is not obvious, the division of tasks leads to arguments and then at other occassions there is too much communication but no positive result. these among other important factors such as 'creating a vision for the task ahead and a structure', it can also be that these are formed by the combined ideas of all the team members but then someone needs to also capture the big picture. A Leader is born, may it be within a team and/or in life, but a leader has been born, a person who apart from his vision and his creative force to bind people, inlfuence them and lead forwards but also a person who is willing to take responsibility of all those who so believe in him. A responsibility which requires to manage at all times, and yes he does have to.

A Leader is also assumed to take into consideration the task of getting feedback from his members in order to see the 'big picture' of the task progress and further this also involves unlocking their motivation in order for them to feel ownership in the task and contribute more effectively...

Now there are situations where team members are committed but not engaged, they are already unwilling to to contribute but agree to work at the minimum compliance level.
No matter how much a leaders tries to unlock their motivation, if they begin falling even blow the minimum compliance level, when all knowledge fails. What do you do then?

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