- The job well done, safely, on time, within budget…no surprises here!
- Clearly communicate what it is they need, and support the Crew or Team in achieving it.
- It’s a complex situation, as the two parties have normal, people issues we must consider.
|Leaders, Supervisors, Managers||Crew Members, Teams, Employees|
|Ø Have a complex job balancing people, costs, time, goals, operations issues, safety, legal issues & more… Ø May, or may not have, training for the job, or experience in it Ø May not know the all capabilities of their Crew, unless they have worked together before. Ø Have little time to plan & coach each of us on their needs and interests Ø Need to balance support with direction Ø Need to use varied styles to communicate (but we all have a preferred style) Ø Want to be called back for more work and have a career (Note-They also have all those issues we have, as well.)||Ø Are complex (all of us are!) Ø Arrive with varied levels of knowledge, skills & motivations (motivations can shift!) Ø May have differing experiences with previous Leaders, positive or negative (memories last) Ø We normally have a good opinion of our capabilities, so may not take too well to direction or feedback Ø Expect leadership and honest feedback Ø Expect respect, fair treatment and to be seen as an individual Ø Want to succeed Ø Want to be called back for more work and have a career|
- Trust-of both parties in each other
- Clarity-of the tasks, outcomes, but also of support required
- Communication-in both directions and in many ways, to keep it going.
- Commitment-to achieve success in those top three factors
- Show up daily and contribute your best effort, whether you’re a newcomer or experienced pro. You build their confidence and trust that you can be counted on to contribute.
- You will succeed more times than not, others are more filling to help you, and you feel stronger
- You know yourself, how important this is, (and may have witnessed some good news/bad news scenes in the past. You don’t need to be everyone’s pal, or put up with nonsense. You win, however, when you get a positive reputation as someone to count on.
- Also, too often we hear someone blaming, “Those guys over there!” Managers are seeking those who others see as helpful, not negative gripers.
- That is, commit to not only doing a good job, but a full effort for a thorough job, as well. Get things done right, but be prepared to check and make sure, to fix you mistakes and own them.
- Accountability rates high with Leaders, Managers and Supervisors.
- Leaders highly value Crew who seek input and are open to advice. Our short, time-pressured film projects don’t allow formal feedback sessions. By welcoming teaching & advice, you win!
- Even experienced, knowledgeable Crew Members can polish their skills through coaching. Leaders respect that, and are more inclined to see you as a contributing partner.
- Take responsibility for your own learning. Yes, you need teaching, input and coaching, but it’s your career, so ensure you take every opportunity to learn.
- Within the Team, Crew or Department,
- Between Teams, Crews or Departments (blaming “Those guys…!”, is a rut many fall in to). We build credibility by overcoming such traditional issues
- Playing “Ain’t it awful!” (Jumping on the “complaint bandwagon” when things go wrong.)
- A “heads up” if something is going awry (as noted above), but also,
- Confirmation that “Things are on track!” in other areas.
- “What am I doing that you want me to continue doing, exactly the same way?”
- “Is there anything you want me to do differently? More of? Less of?
- “Is there anything you want me to start doing? Stop doing?