There are few things more important to the long term success of a martial arts school than having a cohesive team. When a team is working well together, more gets done and the process is more enjoyable. In other words, everybody benefits with good teamwork.
Below are some general guidelines that will help you keep every member of your team focused on contributing and working together. These can also be found in our School Owners Resource Library for our Satori Business Community members.
Be Loyal To Those Not Present – No one likes to be talked about behind their back and we should not tolerate people talking bad about others in our presence.
Do More Than Your Fair Share – We all appreciate working with someone that doesn’t say, “That’s not my job.” Develop a reputation for being someone that will do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Be Dependable – Get in the habit of being where you are supposed to be, when you are supposed to be there, and ready to do the job.
Anticipate Your Partner’s Next Move – Good teammates rarely need to tell the person what to do next because their partner is already doing it.
Be Flexible – Sometimes it is okay to do it someone else’s way.
Practice Non-Judgment – We are all different, with varied strengths and weaknesses. Being judgmental undermines individuals. Avoid at all costs!
Pick Your Battles – Pope John XXIII says, “See Everything, Overlook A Lot, Correct A Little.” If you always have to be right, people will tend to resent you and be resistant to your ideas.
When At Work, Put Your Game Face On – We all have personal challenges that we deal with on a regular basis, but when you get to work, leave them at the door.
Keep these in mind as you work with your team to be the kind of teammate others want to work with!