One of my goals for the booster was to learn how to plan. After getting acquainted with this competence, I got a vision of the importance of this competence, how it is done in general and how to do it more efficiently.
I have composed plans and goals, both long-term and short-term, in all spheres of life. For the year, monthly, weekly and daily. I seriously thought about what I generally want in life and what I dream about globally.
I started to plan my day. The weekly schedule is very disciplining.
At work, we began to plan in a team, outline everything clearly. We have already set goals and plans before, but we began to set personal goals, outline personal plans, goals for the day for each of us. This made the workflow more organized, clear and focused. The benefits of this were visible at once. The team has become more organized. Every colleague had a vision of what to do, not a vague one, but a clear plan: how many calls, how many conversations with clients and sales. Each of us announced his/her plans in the morning, before the start of the working day, and summed up the results at the end of the day. Everyone noted that it was easier to work this way. Along with personal responsibility, involvement and focus on results, sales also increased by %?.
For the New Year, we ordered personalized planners for everyone so that to plan our lives and progress more efficiently.
I realized that planning helps me keep focus and stay on course! This is what was missing!
In terms of M-2 competency, I continue to implement it.
I began to write a meeting plan, we introduced the recording of the results of the meeting and the decisions made, a person was appointed for this purpose, who now is doing this on a regular basis. We discussed the rules: I am the coordinator of the meeting, I also start the meeting, I inform about all the news, events, changes, issues on the agenda, and so on. Then all members of the team report and speak on equal terms. The we are discussing, consulting, looking for solutions together. The opinion of each team member is important. This allows us to find more effective solutions.
The regulations have also been adopted on an ongoing basis at the moment, and if something changes, we will agree on it.
I learned to give away and not be greedy! It really helps to save time, effort, energy and nerves – to maintain a resource state, and most importantly, to get a better result!
By delegating, pronouncing goals, together we make clear agreements, create a supportive environment and intermediate supportive control.
We now actively delegate in our team, we distribute areas of responsibility, depending on who is better in doing certain things, who likes more doing certain things.
Of course, efficiency is increasing.
I began to deliberately delegate in the company and in my life.
A very useful competence!
I control myself.
I act by such a principle: I note what we managed, what progress did we make and what are strengths of my colleague, and then I note what was missing and what can be improved. This competence resonated with me very much, because it is very close to me.
We definitely act as a supportive environment for each other.
I stay full of energy myself and I charge the team. If suddenly it happens that I do not have enough energy at some point, I honestly talk about this to the team and ask for their help! It works greatly, promoting trust and relationships in the team. Colleagues appreciate this. I am still a living person.
And I always am grateful for their support and input.
I show empathy.
I always notice the progress of my colleagues, I like to see them inspired and elated, I enjoy it, it energizes others, we are happy for each other, it affects the work process and the results.
Before the Christmas holidays, when we reached and exceeded our goals, I really wanted to acknowledge everyone for their personal contribution and celebrate this event in the team. This taste of winning, success! I bought a small present for everyone, knowing their personal preferences and tastes. When I handed them to everyone during the party, it was so cool! Because a everyone received something for him/herself personally, not standard same thing for everyone.
This creates a lot of dedication, interest, a sense of self-esteem and being a part of the team.
After the Glory of Attitude booster, I began to clearly control my judging thinking and work on this with my colleagues, since it is still strongly manifested in some moments for some of them.
I do not use criticism, I rather use confrontational feedback, having previously agreed on a person’s consent to it, is it important for him to hear it? So that he understands that this is a growth zone, and not an indication of his minuses, mistakes and failures. I show empathy, I consider relevance, readiness of the other party to perceive. I always start my feedback with the progress, success and achievements, and then I tell what needs to be improved, to work on.
But I like giving constructive feedback more.
I clearly understood for my life – do not express your opinion if nobody asks you, and if you want to tell it, ask for the permission.
I started to implement M7 competency.
Thanks to the entire Studio Galata team for the progress and growth!