Have you ever thought about the correlation between an organ of the body and an organization like a business, non-profit, or other entity?  There are several definitions relating to musical instruments, body parts, and entities, and a common element is that it performs some specific function.

All your organs perform specific functions in cooperation with each other in order for your body to operate as expected.  Similarly, your organization consists of many different roles that must perform specific functions in order for your team to deliver results.  Just as with your body, if one of your roles, or organs, is not properly performing its specific function, there should be some indicator.  Therefore, it is critical to know what to monitor and when.

Are you an expert on your bodily organs and systems?  Do you understand how the endocrine system affects the circulatory and nervous systems? Or how the many hundreds of other organs and systems in the body affect one another?  I would venture to say your answer would be the same as mine, a resounding “No!”

Seasoned physicians, although not experts on ALL the organs and systems due to the quantity and complexity, are a great resource to help us when our body is not performing as expected.  But there is one thing that the physicians are not able to do that only you can.  You must tell them where it hurts!  One of the functions of the nervous system is to monitor and communicate when something is not functioning properly, typically in the form of “pain.”

Many people believe that their organization is very unique and not exactly like any other one.  I totally agree, just as every human body is unique and not exactly like any other.  Consider thumbprints and DNA.  But just like human bodies, certain organs are supposed to perform specific functions regardless of what body they are in.

There are “physicians” outside your organization that can provide tremendous insight and counsel to help your team perform as expected and even to their fullest potential.  And just like your family doctor, you must choose wisely who you will trust, and then tell them where it hurts!

This is Jason Walker sharing an Elite Team INSIGHT.