Team Productivity – mentoring and partners-in-crime

We often work with teams, who want to find out how to get things done.

However, a productive team is not just about getting things done, it’s about improving HOW you do things.

In this post we look at a few ways teams can share ideas and experience, to become more effective, together.


The Think Productive UK Ninja demonstrating unorthodoxy to get things done

One of the traits of a productivity ninja is unorthodoxy.

This sometimes means ditching some of the foolish creations of the ego: never be afraid or embarrassed or too proud to ask for advice, even if that means you needing to show weakness.

And never resist an opportunity to learn something new from a trusted source.

Modelling the success of others is crucial.

Mentoring is a great way to do this: take advice from those who have travelled the road you’re setting out on, avoid making the mistakes they themselves made, and shortcut to success.

Along with mentors, think about your ‘partners-in-crime’. Who are the people travelling a similar road at the same time as you? Chances are, they all have mentors too and are learning equally important things.

Never be afraid to share your learning with others as you’ll be amazed at the priceless lessons you get back in return. Sometimes we resist such collaborative approaches because we believe, like some kind of superhero, that there is some added virtue in achieving things on our own or in being competitive.

Remember, the only thing that matters is whether you get there; no one cares how.


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