IS LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK LACKING IN THE WORKPLACE?

WE ALL DEPEND ON TEAMWORK TO GET ON IN THIS WORLD AND TO BE A CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF A TEAM.

The above quote seems to have gone wayward these days. I am hearing more and more from people in the corporate world that companies are doing away with senior and in some cases, middle management, at the expense of people having no leadership, no shared responsibility, no collaboration, no team building and growth.

As a result, people in the workplace are unhappy,  undervalued and frustrated because no decisions are been made, great ideas are been neglected or not utilised, processing and group dynamics issues are not been followed up, causing delays and poor productivity overall.

I hear the frustration when people are turning up late or not turning up to meetings at all, with no consequences been given. Computers crashing and no one to fix them because the hired technicians are incompetent.

I hear how people become dissatisfied and under utilised, with no one to vent to, no one listening to them and no one to steer the ship. This results in low, productivity, low grade work and people leaving because their role is untenable.

A bit sad actually, who said structure and leaders have become obsolete? Sure saving money and paying exorbitant salaries to overseas CEOs is hitting the company’s bottom line, but wouldn’t building teams with great leaders steering the teams lead to increased self esteem, more confidence and higher productivity?

Has Australia not got any of its own skilled labour? Hiring  overseas staff  is ignoring the unique clientele or audience of the australian culture.  I believe Australia has plenty of local and great people who have all the skills and assets required to move the company forward. Investing in people power is better than any bottom line because if you take care of your team and your staff, the rest will look after itself. When people are happy in the workplace they are more likely to give more of their time than if they were unhappy, undervalued and unsupported.

Take a look at the video clip below on the “Flight of the Geese” and believe in the power of TEAMWORK -where Together , Everyone, Achieves, More.

THE FLIGHT OF THE GEESE

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