My team have made it clear that this is just a job to them. The don’t volunteer to help out or do anything outside their job description. If we run out of toilet paper, none of them will replace the roll. They just don’t seem to care as much as I do or as much as I want them to.
Imagine a plate of bacon and eggs. Now think about the difference between the pig and chicken who contributed to that plate. The pig is committed but the chicken is just interested. You, my friend, are the pig. You are all in because it is your name on the door. Your team, however, are chickens; they drop their “eggs” and leave for the day. Although you cannot expect your team to have the same commitment as you do, you can create a better culture where employees WANT to be more involved and invested. It is time to do some soul searching about why your current team doesn’t feel like this and how you’ve created or contributed to their detachment.
A mentor used to say, “everything is in your practice because you put it there.” So – what are you putting in your practice?