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Imagine that every person in your workplace wanted to accomplish the same thing; that you were all motivated by the same clear objective.

And each day you all gave everything to see that objective accomplished.

No stalling. No work for work’s sake. No dodging responsibility.

Now snap back to reality and identify why that’s not the case.

How does your organisation motivate the people who define it to do great work?

Do they do a good enough job?

If not, tell them.

If they don’t like it, there’s never been an easier time to start something.

The best way to ensure that your organisation has your best interest at heart is to be your own organisation.

All effective teams have three things in common;

  • A shared goal which excites them;
  • communication strategies which enable them;
  • and accountablily methods which keep them on track.

At the end of the day, this leaves you responsible for being a part of things you care about; communicating with respect, honesty and kindness; and doing the work you say you’ll do.

If your current workplace prohibits you from doing one of these things, you’re in the wrong workplace.

If you’re unable to do these things in any workplace, the change probably needs to come from you.