Baseball, as in Business, is an individual game, but we need to remember we play the game in a team environment. Meaning, lack of communication tends to create movement without accomplishing anything. Accomplishing neat things that has nothing to do with helping your team or company win anything.
Communicate to help everyone succeed in the long run helps everyone understand what the team is expecting from them. A spectacular catch because someone communicated, ‘You Got Room’ in the end just may be the difference whether you win or lose. If nothing else it is likely to prevent you and your team from missing something right in front of your face.
Never ASSUME! Failure to communicate the little things prior to writing a proposal or knowing where to throw a ball on a bunt is a recipe for disaster [e.g., non-compliant versus winning or emotionally allowing the run to score without getting an out]. Finding fault after the mistake doesn’t prevent the mistake. It just allows you to Transfer Blame.
In business or on the ball field, a team is a family. And it is a RED Flag when the family is not communicating. Tiptoe around it if you want, but there is a problem looming, and it does not take a psychologist to recognize that lack of communication results in assuming, transferring of blame, and eventually LOSING.
My resolution is simple,
Until next blog ‘Say Something I’m Giving Up On You‘,