This week Jane was saying that even though she’s underpaid at her newish workplace, she likes it because it’s “teamly”.
Everyone, including The Big Cheese (AKA Kerry) has taken a salary freeze for the last couple of years.
Nobody likes it and they’re hopeful things will turn around soon.
But if nothing else, that’s teamly.
In her last job Jane worked horrendous hours.
She was working at work and then working at home
… into the wee hours of the night too.
She’d forgotten how to have a weekend!
But at this organisation…
Kerry says “Go home” at 5pm.
All her colleagues say “Go Home!” too.
They can see Jane needs help with that. And they help her.
What’s more, when Jane had too much on her plate, more than the need to work late occasionally…
Kerry said: “Let’s look at your workload”.
and he took some work from her!
He knows that a healthy and happy staff member is more important for the organisation in the long run.
Happy staff = happy clients = happy bottom line.
That’s smart. That’s teamly.
You won’t find the word ‘teamly’ in the Oxford English Dictionary. But it is in the Urban Dictionary.
According to purple pineapple_13 (no kidding), teamly is:
A very team like thing to do.
The team was very teamly when they wouldn’t leave anyone behind.
What can you do at your workplace to make it more teamly?
Is there someone being left behind?
How could you make them feel more welcome?
How can you show them you care – not just about their contribution, but their career and their well-being too?
Why should you care?
Because it’s a sign that you are a great boss.
You know you’re doing something right when your staff describe your workplace as teamly!
Truth is, it’s not that common and it’s not that easy to achieve either.
If you’d like to be more like Jane’s boss Kerry and create a teamly culture, I can help.
Hit reply to this email or set up a time to talk with me.
I’ve made time for the first five people who contact me this week. But only if you want a plan to attract and keep a hard working, talented and engaged staff member on your team. Just like Jane.