But it’s important to remember there are many roles on a high-functioning team, and they’re each important in their own way. It’s easy to lose sight of this when we get busy and stressed—which is, ironically, the time when we can least afford to. Why? Because the third guy or gal on a crew who shows up on time every day and efficiently accomplishes the very necessary tasks like mowing and edging is crucial to your success too. Their work matters, and you should ensure they know you know that.
So take some time this week to think about what you’ll do this busy season to recognize all your team members and show your appreciation for the hard work they do. Maybe it’s writing them personal thank-you notes, or bringing them lunch on a job site, or singling out individual contributions at an all-team meeting. Whatever it is, just do it—no matter how busy you get.