A matter of perspective
A synergistic, empowered and productive team consists of individuals who envision their input as meaningful and significant.
The story is told of a traveller who visited a stone quarry and asked three workers what they were doing.
“Can’t you see?” said the first one irritably, “I’m cutting stone.”
The second replied, “I’m earning a living.”
But the third put down his pick and thrust out his chest proudly, “I’m building a cathedral,” he said.
How people view their work makes a significant impact on long-term productivity; all workers perform and respond to change best when they are accomplishing goals that matter to them.
Are you “cutting stone” or “building a cathedral”? A worthwhile question to ask of yourself and your team.