What is it that brings a team to victory? Naturally, team success begins with a strong leader. They are there to ensure all team members stay on task and to help resolve any conflict. As John Maxwell, Leadership expert once said, “a leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” A great leader is the first step to building a strong and successful team.
Once a leader is in place, the rest of the team can come together. When it comes to team member selection, you want a diverse group of people that are able to share common goals and work together to achieve them.
What does it mean to have a diverse team? Let’s say you are a coach for the NFL. When planning and putting together his game plan, do you start four quarterbacks, three tight ends, and four running backs? No! You compile your team based on their different backgrounds, experience and knowledge in their particular position. Having a solid, “diverse” mix of teammates is what leads a team to victory.
Diversity can mean many different things when building a team. Common types of diversity include differences in age, race, religion, ethnicity, education, points of view, work experience, characteristics and personality traits, viewpoints and others. All of these are what makes a person different, therefore, creating an environment where teammates can brainstorm, share ideas and ultimately reach the most effective resolutions.
Having a diverse team creates a strong learning atmosphere. It fosters open communication, constructive conflict, the need to keep an open mind, and can also help build trust. A strong leader is able to learn and utilize each members’ strengths and have the ultimate outcome benefit from the diverse knowledge of the group.
Bituminous Roadways, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer who applies these principles every day to our business planning, team building and recruiting. There is and will continue to be an ongoing need to build these diverse teams and focus on creativity, innovation and growth.
We are a seasonal, commercial asphalt paving company that has been around for more than 70 years. Our vision is to provide superior pavement solutions at the best value to the customer. Our goal is to be the best at what we do through the efforts of a skilled workforce using the latest equipment, technology, and materials. We also aim to provide a safe, accident-free work environment.
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