Organization is amazing. Everyone can most universally agree with that. I like things in order, looking beautiful, working efficiently…but what I really love even more, is organizing.

As crazy as it sounds, I love helping people clean up their garage or storage closets. I even tried it as a business once, but it didn’t really work out as I hoped. So I moved back into software, and found my love for organizing was still there, but digitally of course.

At any company I work for, I often find myself in my spare time taking all of the content, the files, the links, the passwords, etc. and putting them together in some beautiful way. Every time I do I feel I’ve created a masterpiece, only to later have my teammates tell me how to improve the space I just created out of thin air, and out of the goodness of my own heart. But I’m glad – keeps me humble and figuring out how people really think, especially people way different than me.

As I was thinking about organizing, I was kind of thinking, ‘Well, what’s the big deal? I mean, work still gets done even if I don’t clean up after and put stuff into little buckets, and spaces…’. Why does it matter? And then it came.

Organizing, in it’s very name, is just like it sounds – a team coming together, and doing something together. If you don’t organize, you’re quite simply working alone.

Have you ever had a roommate that had a pile of junk in their room, but they knew where everything was in that pile of junk?

“Brah, it’s right over there, under the pile of clothes, next to the old box of chicken wings”. And you know what was crazy: he was right.

But of course our roommate friend made no effort to organize at all, which requires you to ask him for everything. By him not organizing, it’s actually some kind of negligence-power-trap, where you have to go to him for any you need to work with him on, even something as simple as sharing an apartment…

Now multiple this problem by 30X and you have lots, and lots, of businesses out there today. It’s crazy. But even in some sicker way, some leaders actually like this style of leadership because they think it’s “close collaboration”, where everyone has to be in the same room at the same time, to get anything done. Insanity.

Now, I actually do love meetings, but if there’s no order or organization, it creates a system where we don’t trust our teammates to work independently, make decisions independently, and yes, help organize the team as a mini-leader. If we’re not organizing & delegating, it creates a dictatorship.

Now, on the reverse side, too much organization mixed with independence leads to lone wolves…which also sucks. So there must be a healthy…tension between the two.

But I wasn’t writing this to talk the different banks of the river and how a shipwreck can happen on either side. I was writing this because I discovered this:

If you can build order into your teams, which is repeatable, beautiful and functional,  you can grow. It's just that simple.

Creating a framework is beautiful. It gives you a starting place to try something new.

Creating a framework of how you organize your teams, how you communicate, how you put files in the right places, how you dish out work…etc. Once you have a framework, it takes a team from chaos, to consistency.

But once a team has consistency, that’s really not the end goal. Consistency allows your team to build, and grow so they don’t need you, they need your team mates, they need the people you just hired.

So once a team has consistency, and it’s growing, then you can go right back into experimentation. And build off of what works, and what doesn’t. And not stay where you are, but continue to grow.

Organization, turns a bunch of ‘master builders’ into a team following ‘instructions’, per our Emmet from Lego Movie. It’s OK to have hot shots on the team – you should have them so you’re surrounding yourselves with people who stretch and grow you.

But it’s not OK to have hot shots who can’t all die a little to themselves, and work together. That’s the ideal team. Talented people, hustling hard, as one. It’s a beautiful thing.

50 thoughts on “Organizing is the beginning of Growing your Team

  1. My family members always say that I am killing my time here at web, except I know I am getting know-how daily by reading thes pleasant articles. Cyb Waiter Abagael

  2. Fantastic website. A lot of useful info here. I am sending it to some pals ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks to your effort! Madelon Tybalt Verdie

  3. I blog frequently and I seriously thank you for your information. Your article has really peaked my interest. I am going to bookmark your website and keep checking for new details about once a week. I opted in for your Feed too. Gabrielle Ricard Cupo

  4. Touring is a lot like going away from home for the excellent venture. The info located listed below need to allow you to prepare your journey before leaving. Create a list for the trip! Be familiar with particular foods allergic reaction when visiting a foreign region in order to avoid terrible liaisons. Learn all of the unfamiliar words and phrases for people meals when you are hypersensitive to a particular food products. This allows you the cabability to notify your waiter or waitress in the food items you have an hypersensitivity to so they can be stored from the dishes. Develop a loading set of things to load. Do not count on an air carrier to meet the needs of your whims whenever you as secure as needed with a flight. A cover as well as a pillow being comfortable although flying, you need to provide your own aboard together with you, if you believe they will be useful. You should also wish to load along a few treats along. Signal on your own up to receive e-mail for viewing journey rates. This may alert you to get into your destination as well as the internet site notifications you are looking at browsing. When the price tag on the hotel or airfare receives to the stage you would like to acquire, you are going to receive an inform. The warnings help you stay to continuously check up on the prices. When you are traveling in foreign countries, it may be beneficial to put together for unexpected situations, such as a shed passport. America Section of Condition has a site and embassies in the majority of locations. You are able to proceed to the US Embassy site for any misplaced passport as well as other unexpected emergency. Provide this data coupled as you on your vacation. You could have a alternative passport prepared in a few days. Often you will land in an inadequate accommodation. Bring along a silicone doorstop to be safe. This can be used under your front door at night to incorporate protection beyond the major sequence and lock. Vacation can be a very instructional device for every member of the family. You must really feel confident about going to developing nations around the world, and it can show your kids how existence outdoors of your property country is, so long as you are mindful. You can find great vistas and unique plants inside the deserts. Arranging travel on the web is a wonderful way to begin your getaway preparation. Traveling websites will assist you to prepare your vacation schedule with small energy. You may book air flights, from hire automobiles to journeys to rooms in hotels, and lease automobiles all through your laptop or computer! You will discover photographs and pictures of resorts along with other lodgings that you have an interest. Really getting a vacation is normally considerably more enjoyable than planning 1, as was mentioned previously. You may have learned how to very easily plan your upcoming vacation, and you may now enhance the odds that the holiday will be profitable. For any fantastic traveling encounter, make use of this report as helpful information for assist you to plan and revel in an effortless journey. Emmeline Hy Meghan

  5. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers publish only about gossip and web stuff and this is really annoying. A good website with interesting content, this is what I need. Thanks for making this site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email? Shaine Maxie Zurek

  6. Instagram günden güne önemli bir platform haline gelerek aının da herkesin kullanmaya başlamasını sağlamıştır.

    Dünyanın her yerinde milyonlarca insan aktif gerçek bir şekilde bu uygulamayı kullanmayı sürdürmektedir.

    Her gün saatlerin geçirildiği uygulamada foto anı gibi bir çok mecralar yer almakta tabiki bazen aşklarını da 🙂 .

    Bu noktada paylaşımlarda istenilen etkiyi yaratabilmek
    için platformun gerektirdiği pek çok koşulun hepsi sağlanması olanağı sadece instagramdadır
    Instagram türk beğeni satın al Seçenekleri tercih edilir.

    .

  7. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who
    has been doing a little research on this. And he in fact ordered me breakfast simply because I found it
    for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the
    meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about this subject
    here on your web site.

  8. Hi, Neat post. There is an issue with your website in web explorer,
    might check this? IE still is the marketplace chief and a good part of other folks will pass over your fantastic writing due to this problem.

  9. whoah this weblog is excellent i like reading your posts.

    Keep up the good work! You know, many people are searching around for this information,
    you can aid them greatly.

  10. Howdy I am so glad I found your weblog, I
    really found you by mistake, while I was looking on Bing for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thanks
    for a incredible post and a all round exciting blog (I also
    love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will
    be back to read much more, Please do keep up the great work.

  11. Great post. I used to be checking constantly
    this blog and I am impressed! Extremely helpful information particularly the last
    phase 🙂 I take care of such info much. I used to be
    looking for this particular info for a very long
    time. Thank you and best of luck.

  12. İnstagram hesabınız için takipçi, beğeni, video izlenme gibi aşırı hizmeti en uygun fiyatlar ile satın alabilirsiniz.

    |
    Instagram takipçi satın almanın hesabınıza bir
    birçok mühim katkısı bulunmaktadır. Instagram Türk gerçek takipçi satın kırmızı
    imkanı ile şu avantajları elde edebilmeniz mümkün;
    *Takipçi satın aldıktan arkasından hesabınız daha aktif tek bir duruma gelecektir.

    *Kalcı tek Instagram takipçi kitlesi oluşturma fırsatı elde edebilirsiniz.

    *Yükselen takipçi sayınızla beraber keşfet bölümünde çıkma olasılığınız da
    artmaktadır.
    |
    Satın aldığınız takipçiler gerçek kullanıcılardan oluştuğu
    için gönderilerinize beğenip yorum yapabilirler.
    *Tüm bu fırsatlardan yararlanmak için siz de gönül rahatlığı ile Instagram Türk gerçek
    takipçi satın al hizmetlerimizden yararlanabilir ve başarılı sonuçlar elde edebilirsiniz. http://edgarkcuvn.blog2learn.com/44981928/5-temel-unsurlar-i-in-takip-i-sat-n-al

  13. I got this web site from my pal who shared with me regarding this website and now this time I am visiting this web site and reading
    very informative articles or reviews at this place.

  14. You actually make it appear so easy together with your presentation however I find this matter to
    be actually something which I believe I’d by no means understand.
    It sort of feels too complex and very extensive for me.
    I’m looking forward in your next submit, I’ll try to get the hold
    of it!

  15. Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this
    site. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s hard to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and
    visual appearance. I must say you have done a fantastic job with this.
    Additionally, the blog loads very fast for me on Opera.
    Outstanding Blog!

  16. You have made some decent points there. I looked on the web to learn more about the issue and found
    most individuals will go along with your views on this web site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *