Families who work together make a strong and resilient team
that grows and lasts.
If your family isn’t working together as a team, it’s time to make changes. Here’s what to do…
Get your team together and make it win
In schools, teams fight for honor, pride, and bragging rights. In families, teams work to bring members together for prosperity, cooperation, togetherness, and unity. This article will answer your questions about how to make you a master team builder and leader for your family.
Every school, company, family and family member is different. Those differences create opportunities to put them together to make something unique and different than any other. Celebrate your differences because, like an orchestra has different instruments, when properly lead, the members of your family together create a symphony. Done wrong you get an awful noise.
The music can be somber or upbeat. If your family’s music is somber let’s take it apart and help create a better tune by analyzing your rhythms. If one of your family is flubbing a note, that’s one thing. Sometimes you’ll listen to the violin section voice its smoothing sonorities, or wince as one of your family plays a blasting base horn and that’s another issue altogether.
Get it right and the audience claps its joy and appreciation, humming your tunes as they walk out the front door (or wonder who wrote the music?) Everyone both audience and orchestra members leave feeling upbeat, happy and optimistic. Isn’t that your goal?
So, who makes up your family orchestra and how do you get it to play together flawlessly?
That’s what this series is all about. Every article will highlight a team, sometimes a duet, a trio, a quartet or quintet that makes up your family orchestra and how to get the family in harmony so family, employees and customers can celebrate together.
Using our orchestra analogy, we’ll explore:
- The type of music you play (your product),
- How you define your sections (describe your jobs)
- How you combine your sections (how you coordinate your work efforts),
- How you get your players to tune up and play in synchrony with each other (cooperate),
- How your conductor (kingpin or boss) directs,
- How you choose which soloist will play (which task will be assigned to whom for highest effectiveness), and
- How your whole family will play together (what are your expectations for team work).
Later articles will discuss your concert hall (workplace) concert announcements (advertising) auditions (hire outside your family) and location (in the community).
There’s also community support (composition of your board of directors) how much you charge and make, and how you pay your players (that’s about where the money is, how it got there and the fabulous songs you play together as you spend it). Got it?