Seek to Mine for Value is all about pulling out the greatest contribution in each employee. Teams function at their highest when every members is contributing their greatest talents and utilizing those talents in a way that energized them.
For example, imagine a start-up, were the founder specializes in software development. Once the company reaches a certain size, using that individuals time for accounting, marketing and sales is not an effective use of their time. That is why start-ups often bring in specialized talent to make each aspect of the business function.
The same is true for a team. When members of that team are given tasks that frustrate them, they are less likely to put in the effort required for success. Open the space to explore each person's strengths and be inquisitive about where they would like to work on a project. You will be surprised by the success of the team when each person is working on the portion of the project that excites them. Give it a chance.
1. Maximize the Individual
Empower each employee to become their greatest contribution. Do not let your fear of another individual becoming more successful or productive than yourself outweigh the obligation to build your employees.
2. Create a Community of People
Our need to belong in a group is one of our strongest innate needs. Ensuring that individual team members feel a part of a team is essential to buy-in and ownership.
3. Define the Purpose
We need to create a shared purpose; therefore, we need each member's input in the vision. Each level of leadership should have ownership in the purpose and vision of the group.