2313 Inc. is proud to be an award winning team. (If you haven’t heard our exciting news, we were recently named as a ‘Best and Brightest’ company to work for — for the 4th year in a row!). We’re made up of motivated, hardworking, talented individuals who have proven over and over again that they have what it takes to excel in our industry.
But even the greatest of teams can fail when bad habits start to creep in. Winning requires a daily effort to keep your edges sharp. It also means actively avoiding some of the behaviors and characteristics of losing teams.
The 2313 Inc. team put our heads together and we came up with 4 mentalities to avoid — whether you’re a leader or member of a team.
1) Losing teams don’t take responsibility.
When a strong team loses, they know to learn from the experience so that they will do better in the future. When a weak team loses, they are quick to blame others and make excuses for their failure, never giving themselves the opportunity to assess the damage and figure out how to succeed the next time.
2) Losing teams don’t communicate effectively.
One of the biggest problems that losing teams seem to have in common is poor communication. Whether you’re a sports team or a sales team, constant and thorough communication is absolutely vital if you want to win. If the players on a team don’t know the plan, they’re more likely to trip over each other and make mistakes, which ultimately slows down progress and keeps them from scoring.
3) Losing teams aren’t willing to learn.
If you want to grow as a leader or professional, you have to always be willing to learn. The same goes for teams. When a team thinks that they know everything is when they are most likely to fail. In order to keep up with the competition, a team has to be committed to always becoming more knowledgeable.
4) Losing teams are selfish.
If your team wants people to support and help them, you have to be willing to support and help others first. Losing teams are so focused on their own success that they will often seek it to the detriment of others.
For more advice from 2313 Inc. on leadership, check out the other posts on our blog.