Entry #5: Teamwork: 1 + 1 = 3

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It’s very fashionable to talk about working together as a team; however, few companies take the steps necessary to make it happen.

We find our best solutions come from the varying backgrounds and skills of our staff.  Each person brings a different perspective, which together creates a better solution than any single individual could’ve created alone.

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Because we live in a culture of competition, we’ve got to find ways to motivate people to work together to get the best results.

We’ve found that money is not as great a motivator as inclusion or success.  Individuals seek to be valued.  When an organization values the thoughts and perspectives of an individual—and demonstrates that value by incorporating them into a project, both the organization and the individual win.

We also bring teams together early in the process.  The sooner people begin to brainstorm, the more efficient the process will be.

We give our teams the freedom to fail.  Small failures can be a wonderful thing.  People learn from their mistakes.  They learn what can and can’t be done, they learn that their team members are there to help, and most importantly, they learn the organization still values them even after making a mistake.  This final element engenders the freedom to think outside the box, and thus create interesting and novel things.

While your competitors will be fighting to dominate the traditional segments of the market and competing on price, your organization will be opening different new markets, and competing on service and experience (and price, too).

So do the math again.  Make the teamwork process a part of your business culture.

Good luck!
Charles Daoud, Sales Director
Camelot Business Management Software
Tel: 815.776.9470 x280
charlie@camelotnet.com
www.camelotnet.com

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About Dan Gallo

I'm a small business lifer, starting/running businesses since I sold seeds door-to-door as a kid in The Bronx. I've played guitar and enjoyed baseball since I was 5 (born a NY Yankees fan). Just prior to marrying Kim in 1983 I became a Christian. We have two sons; Daniel's a musician & social media expert with a smart, insightful sense of humor, and Adam who recently graduated from Brooklyn College double majoring in Creative Writing/Literature and Anthropology. Adam now works in the non-profit sector. Since 2002 one thing we love to do together is go on service/missions trips to Belize. We've collectively spent 60+ weeks in Belize with this missions organization http://twaw.org. I started my 1st company in January 1985, and been self-employed ever since. I sold my last company, Mentor Communications Group, in '04. After 2 years w/ the acquiring company I started The Allasso Group, LLC doing Small Business Consulting, Fund Raising/Capital Raise-up Campaigns, Sales Strategy, Outsourced Sales Agency work, & Digital Marketing Programs (Social Media, SEM, etc.) since April 2006. Notable projects: Hired as Small Business Advocate and Social Media Director for IBM's "Supplier-Connection" - Feb '11-Dec '13. Hired as COO to help turn-around late stage start-up software company myVRM. Jul12-Dec '13 Hired as CEO of CoupleWise.com, a Digital Health2.0 app, to write business plan, raise seed capital, & completely redesign and relaunch the app. Aug '16 I won a Finalist spot for MassChallenge UK's 2016 fall cohort in London from Sept thru Nov. Started Oct15 - Current. I enjoy helping turn-around struggling small businesses, and launching new business ventures. Contact me with any opportunities.
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