OUR THOUGHTS ABOUT TEAM WORK
Many people have no clue what team work is all about. Some are selfish and believe they are owed more chances than they deserve and are not willing to play by the rules and be a part of a team that has its eye on the prize of success.
People start companies to make money. They hire people who will work their company in the way they intended to become successful. Trucking companies are no different.
We hear so many drivers complain on a daily basis about how the “companies” are only out to screw and dehumanize the drivers! If this was true, they wouldn’t be very successful, would they?
Without drivers, the companies would be broke so we seriously doubt that the companies “main” objective is to screw over and dehumanize drivers!
Opportunities are given to us every day, and we have the choice as to what we do with these opportunities.
Following the rules and doing what’s right is also a choice.
Some people just do not understand that successful companies did not become successful by “screwing” others. They did it by offering choices to a team of helpers that worked together and in the end, all gained.
Team Players are patient, follows rules, admit when they’re wrong, asks for help when needed and offer help to others. Team players work together, they see the big picture and work the program accordingly to reach a common goal.
Much more is always accomplished by a team that works together than by any one selfish individual.
Teams also need good leaders. Those leaders should also be the example of the “team player” and not a dictator or “boss”. There are successful teams whose players take turns being the leader and this can work out very well.
When one player gets “special recognition” for something good, the whole team looks good. When one player gets recognised for doing something bad, the whole team can suffer.
We must keep in mind that the success of the team may require compromise from individual team players. With the success of the entire team in mind, this should be an easy decision to make.
Team players are like-minded individuals with a common goal.
With all the aforementioned in mind, what are your goals? Are you one who strives to fit into the program of a common goal with a winning team or do you think you know better?
We hope that we have given you something to think about.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
originally written April 2011