Confidence, good listening skills and a focus on the big picture are three individual attributes essential to a team’s effectiveness.
Here is an unarguable fact: A high-functioning and effective farm team – with all team members in alignment and focused on achieving established farm goals – has a distinct competitive advantage over a farm that operates without a team.
A farm team can be defined as a group of farm managers, employees and outside experts who come together to generate quality information and engage in high-level dialogue, leading to educated decisions that move the dairy forward on a path for long-term success. These high-functioning teams are assembled with very intentional and careful thought. I’ve had the privilege of working with many high-functioning farm teams, and the following three individual attributes have proven essential to the team’s effectiveness.
July 7, 2023