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Becoming a Successful Manager, Second Edition by J. Robert Parkinson

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3The Staff Mosaic—Working Together

Treat people as if they are the most important person to you at that moment.

VALUE RESULTS FROM BUILDING A culture and skill set in which your staff members complement each other’s strengths and offset each other’s weaknesses. Your challenge as a manager is in the ability to understand each member’s contribution, fit, and comfort level within the group. Success occurs when the group members understand those dynamics and collaborate successfully by themselves.

The workplace today is not necessarily a physical place. And your workforce is no longer an easily identified group of people in a single location. The people may come from around the world and bring varied backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Nevertheless, ...

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