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Trusting your team's talents

Max Power- Chief Executive

Sometimes ego can get in the way of a team functioning properly, and when information is power, people can take the 'need to know' mentality a bit too far if they don't think anyone else in the team is capable of functioning at the same level. Consequently, the power grabbers become essential to any process because they control the flow of information. This stops the rest of the team being able to get on with the tasks at hand without the information overlord involved, reinforcing the view that nothing can be done without them in charge.

Taming the lone wolf

In the world of workplace politics, controlling who knows what can put you in a strong position, but this is almost always to the detriment of the wider team. Of course commercially sensitive information should remain confidential, but when information is not being shared because it’s being used as a commodity, this exposes your business to risk.

    Some of the most common reasons a key member of the team restricts the sharing of information is because they:
    1. Are concerned sharing information will undermine their authority
    2. Don't believe the team are capable of making the same decisions, armed with the same information
    3. Are used to working as a lone wolf or collaborating only with a handful of trusted team mates and believe this is the best way
    4. Are convinced that other people being given an opinion will mean they don't get their way

    With the wealth of job management software for quality, scheduling, asset tracking and data sharing from office to site available in the UK, the are many different business cases to support implementing a Software as a Service solution. This would not only solve the field management requirements of a company, but it can reduce the grip on the flow of information certain members of the team have.

    Using Re-flow to build trust in your team

    Installing a software solution that manages the flow of information and ensures operatives have the right instructions and equipment, 'essential' members of the team are no longer required to personally oversee every task, and they can feel assured that the quality of work carried out will meet their high standards. A shared access system will help redress the imbalance of information without having to directly take on any strong characters in the company and the new level playing field stops individuals having exclusive ownership of any processes.

    With trust restored, it's time to burst Max's bubble!