3 Characteristics of High Functioning Organizations
I spent last Friday and Saturday in meetings as part of Leadership GNAR [Greater Nashville Association of Realtors]. Our final speaker was Captain Neyland Springer of the United States Navy.
In addition to Flying F-14 Tomcats for the Navy and the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” for American Airlines, Captain Springer also teaches leadership to Naval Officers. One of the topics he discussed was High Functioning Organizations.
After successfully landing a fighter jet on Aircraft Carrier more than 250 times, Captain Springer understands what a high functioning organization requires.
He boils it down to three things: Safety, Boundaries and Value.
First, everyone in the organization must feel safe. For business, safety means much more than the physical aspects. It involves things like the trust of your coworkers, job security, and clearly established vision/values.
If the people in your organization are troubled in any way, it distracts them from the task at hand and makes it difficult to collaborate efficiently. It is our goal to make sure all of your questions and concerns are answered to your satisfaction so you can make the best decisions possible.
Second, in order to keep everyone on the same track a high functioning organization needs boundaries. These guidelines help you stay on the right track and know the tasks ahead for the benefit of the clients.
Without consequences, boundaries are useless. So the people in the organization must understand where they are going and what happens if they do not follow the path set for them. The Realtor Code of ethics and the golden rule are some of the guideposts we use in our business.
Last on the list is value. Every person in the organization needs to feel appreciated and that they are making a difference. This includes you!
We believe in putting your interests first in everything that we do and this has been one of the secrets to our continued success.
If you want to learn more about one of the highest functioning real estate organizations in Nashville, then give us a call.
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