I am fortunate enough to be able to coach my son’s all star baseball team. These little guys are dedicating 45 days of their summer to playing America’s pastime. It has been a wild ride thus far. We have had a successful run to date and looking forward to a great finish to the season.
Part of what has made our season so much fun is the basic concept of teamwork. No one player is greater than the team – no one coach is greater than the rest of the staff. It is through our respectful collaboration and “team first” attitude that drives our on-field success.
Teamwork is one of Thomas Cuisine’s core values. And one that I am happy to state thrives in our culture. Since coming on board with TCM, the value I see that is most impactful and applied in our client sites is Teamwork.
Our client sites are staffed with exceptionally talented people - people who can create amazing outcomes with their creativity and professionalism. When these same people willingly go the “extra mile” (sometimes many, many miles) to help out their co-workers in big caterings or new business openings – truly spectacular events take place.
At one of our catered events at an executive conference in Montana this past month, the conference attendees literally paused the conference, asked our team to come out from the kitchen, and proceeded to give them a standing ovation for the excellence they delivered. That only happens when leaders and staff apply and embrace a “team first” attitude.
Teamwork is so often referenced in the business world, but so often not applied. Ego’s, tight schedules, fear, etc… keep us from reaching our collective success. I challenge you in your business to embrace teamwork as a real and practical way to boost productivity and drive a cultural shift that will almost certainly improve the outcomes you seek to attain.
Director of Business Development