Often in business we think of those that we work with as family. Actually sometimes they are family, but even if they aren’t, we think of them that way. Thinking of our team members as family creates a great work environment and gives us a nice warm and fuzzy feeling.
If you interview any winning sports team they will talk about the amazing chemistry they have and how they think of their team members as family.
The difference in what great teams do and what we do in business is if their family/team members don’t perform to the highest standard they are kicked out of the family. They are hired and paid to achieve certain results.
We often keep people around even when they are not performing to the highest standards because they are “family.”
Good thing you aren’t running a sports franchise. That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs