At Dragon Army, we think of our company as a team. How? Glad you asked :)
Our “golden rule” Value is Team First, we call our dragons ‘team members’ instead of resources, and we run our company through a version of The Great Game of Business. Oh, and we take an annual cruise*.
It’s not easy to create a true sense of being on a team within a business, and we’re continuously working to get closer to that state. I truly believe that a “team” passionately working together can accomplish anything.
While reading this Medium article and I was reminded of just how important the team mentality is, especially for today’s workforce. Here are a few excerpts that I found particularly interesting:
…today’s Millennials and Gen Z workforce members are looking for something much greater than just a paycheck and a cool office.
What they want is to be part of a team. They want to be emotionally involved. They want to feel ownership in the same way each player on a hockey team feels ownership — you’re responsible, and you’re expected to bring value to the collective.
Well put. A sense of ownership, knowing that your efforts make an impact on the team’s success, and believing in the team’s mission are elements we work hard to achieve at Dragon Army.
But it’s the coaches and conductors that empower each member to know their value, and to nurture that value over time, that ends up building an unrivaled culture.
People want more out of life than just a paycheck.
And in this massive culture transition, it’s going to be the companies that understand how to treat each and every employee as a person worth nurturing that will ultimately become the most successful.
This nails both the importance of a tight, passionate leadership team and the focus on the individual that truly allows a company to have a unified, focused, killer team.
* Ok, so maybe an annual cruise isn’t indicative of running our company like a team, but I like to throw that out there as much as possible for any future dragons that might be reading :)