As leaders, we are always looking for ways to increase efficiency and productivity within our own organization. We must continually remind ourselves that the only way this is going to happen is through our human capital i.e., our staff. The fact is – they have seen it all before. They’ve heard the pitch, attended the professional development classes, only to see the excitement and implementation of the latest craze get lost in the day-to-day busyness of deliverables.
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Have you ever left a meeting wondering what was accomplished? How often do you attend a meeting only to have it start five to ten minutes late because several team members aren’t present? Do the meetings you attend lack direction and an agenda? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone.
Our mission statement calls for SA team members to “find a better way, always.” Whether it’s a process enhancement or turning something on its ear for a new perspective or solving a vexing issue that has caused consternation. Every organization has gremlins. Finding a better way is how we chase them out. It’s led us to innovate in the service to our clients.
Every year April 1st comes around and you’d think people would learn to laugh at every “emergency” and second guess every happy announcement. But no. So, we’ll just continue pulling pranks and your blood pressure can rise until we say the phrase “April Fools!” Personally, I have a hard time doing it. Either I can’t keep a straight face or I just feel so bad that I apologize before delivering the punch line.
A month or so ago Jim Davis told me he wanted High Five Friday to be a thing. After a bit of research we discovered it is already a thing in Portland. Sort of. Mr. High Five Friday was doing his part to spread the joy. It wasn’t enough though. Under the charming leadership of Jim Davis, your beloved Couch Team was on the case.