Down at the garden this weekend we had about 4 tonnes of manure being delivered. I feel quite accomplished saying that I personally shoveled half of the manure into the waiting wheelbarrows.
Which made me think “surely shoveling sh*t isn’t the only accomplishment in gardening?”
Actually accomplishments are achieved, albeit small, on a daily basis. A weed is removed, a seedling sprouts, a row is thinned, a plot is watered.
Which made me think about work achievements. I guess I did a lot of thinking this weekend, eh!
A result, an action, a fix, a change, a development – they’re all relative. To the executive these are achieved in months, to managers they’re achieved in weeks but to the guys on the floor they’re looking for a daily time frame. As managers it’s our responsibility to deliver these minute achievements on a daily basis. It’s integral that our team members see us moving forward, albeit ever so slowly, on a daily basis.