Teamwork. It’s not a new business concept. In fact, we assume most companies include teamwork in their core values, mission statements, and advertising campaigns. But despite all the hype teamwork is a rare commodity in the corporate world.
As a contingent placement and outsourcing company, we have two teams to consider. First, we have our own team. What we do must benefit Lumenance as a company and the individuals that make up the team. Second, we must consider our customers. Many of our employees work at our customers’ locations. All other employees are directly working on customer projects. By doing what is best for our customers and for our team, we build Lumenance’s reputation, which benefits all of us.
We believe we will succeed as a team because we see it every day. By contributing our gifts and talents, we help our team. This responsibility falls on every employee. There’s an old saying that a team is only as good as its weakest link. We look for individuals who are eager to contribute to the team so that we can succeed together.
How does this affect our other core values? To succeed as a team, we need to respect our teammates and what they value. Teamwork plays strongly into collaboration and production. And if our entire team remembers our fourth and fifth values, we will achieve excellence.
Someone explained teamwork using a foxhole analogy. He had worked on some teams where he didn’t know whom he could count on, and that led to problems. “In a good team, you need to know when the leader gives the call that everyone will charge forward together. You shouldn’t be afraid that people will sit back in their foxhole and watch. If they aren’t sticking by you, they may even shoot you in the back. The bottom line is that you shouldn’t be afraid of your coworkers.”
At Lumenance, we create an environment where we communicate with one another and work as a cohesive team, both for us and our customers. When you work with us you will notice the Lumenance difference.