Making 90% Agreement 100% Commitment
Commitment to job. When we think about this, it’s an interesting thing. Because there’s a certain commitment to the job in terms of the effort that is really put into servicing the obligation of our role in creating our objectives and meeting the objectives of the jobs, themselves, and level of agreement with everything that is being done to make that happen. Those are really two different things, but they certainly do impact how we show up, our level of performance, and how we are construed as teammates to others.
If we look at this in a little more depth and wrap a common language around this we are really talking about percentages. In my view with this, is that an employee or teammate doesn’t have to be in 100% in agreement with everything that is being asked to do to be able to achieve a goal.
For example, if a shirt color is blue but I think that it should be green, there is not full agreement there. But I should still put the blue one on and not even talk about it or make it an issue or talk to anyone about it. Because that’s just part of creating a uniform structure within the team that makes scale and speed and an ease of execution of the things that need to go right in order to achieve the goal much more possible.
There may be other things like certain policies that we don’t agree with. There may be other things that are said that we don’t agree with. But the general rule is, here, if we can agree on 90% on what the policy is, and we use the word policy just as general blanket statement. Those things that have to be agreed upon so that those strategic plans can be executed, and performance can happen to meet the objectives in a timely way. I think that’s really fair, because if we are trying to be too perfect and we expect that, then we really won’t be able to work for anybody.
I actually had a friend who told me this, more of an acquaintance, he said I can’t work for this person because of x, y, and z reasons. Really when he said that, it’s like well what you just said there applies to everybody so in my you can’t work for anybody. You’re a little too rigid and too tied on this. Just because we don’t agree across the board and we are saying 90%; what does 90% look like? It means that there is enough agreement to keep us there, where we can set aside the things we don’t agree with to show up and be 100% committed and 100% ready for action. So that how we look and feel in the actions is really as if we agree 100% with everything because that’s how we are performing. So really our commitment, are actions, are performance need to be 100% with the 90% agreement on the some of the details. Two different things but they are wrapped up, bundled up, and are basically the same thing. More specifically to state, the ways we demonstrate being all in, fully committed through actions are being really punctual through the agreed upon times, and being fully prepared. We are there we are prepared there is no need to discuss anything further on our in, we are ready to go. When we show up to be energetic and well-paced on completing our task, whether individual tasks or group projects, that we show an appropriate level of enthusiasm where once we are able to execute the processes we are on time we are there in spirit, people can sense our commitment to it, there is a preciseness to execution.
We can further display that by asking for help or how we can support them in anyway. Support and offering support is one of the most important ways of conveying to other people, let’s call it our team mattidness, so to speak, that speaks to our level of commitment to this. Be mindful that we might only be 90% agreement with the policies of how we are going to do things.
Another important side of this is to make sure we do not discuss to the team the things that we disagree with, with a sour grape point of view. Because that can rot the team from the inside out. We don’t want to do that because what that really means is that our longevity with the team is not definite and we are destined at some point to be jettisoned from the team. Only because it slows things down, it creates dissension, it takes away harmony in team. Which takes away flow, enthusiasm, etc. probably another thing that is really important here in achieving any tasks is thoroughly cleaning up and we reset the word play back to normal where we are ready to engage whatever the next task is. And these are ways of being realistic. We are 90% in agreement at a minimum. 90% is actually lenient. 10% is actually a lot of leeway. That’s a lot of elbow room. But where the rubber meets the road, where we show up as teammate we work as teammate with other people. We execute with 100% commitment those things we are expected to do that we have made an agreement to do, to be the best teammate possible.
I hope you found this valuable and please be mindful of this.