Monday, September 15, 2008

Addicted to Experience - Ruining your team work

I cam across this post. Can experience alter your teams behavior??

Experience junkies and collectors of experience can cause a loss of reflection within your team members. While experience is valuable - team members become confused as to what experience is the one that the Leadership wishes us to follow. This causes confusion and lack of direction for team directives. As Collins mentions in his book "Good to Great" companies should choose a single track and focus on their hedgehog concept. Too much experience cause confusion - find what you are the best at, what is profitable, and what is your passion. Follow it all the way to the end - work with your team to develop their passions. Keep it simple!

And to a degree, it’s a good philosophy. But what happens when experiences begin to clutter our lives? Can your life be just as hijacked by experiences as by Stuff?
The Cult of Experience
At some point, experiences became venerated, without any checks to balance them out. As you look to simplify your life, make a mental check to see if your expectations for thrilling experiences have risen as your collection of Stuff has waned.

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- Michael Cardus serves as an Adventure Consultant for Create-Learning Team Building. Mike facilitates, trains, and speaks to groups in a variety of settings including Fortune 500 Companies, small business, universities and classrooms. Currently he lives in Buffalo NY, he travels to serve your groups needs - where and when your group desires.