Welcome to WM8C's Team Building Guide
Team Building Activities For Supervisors Article
. For a permanent link to this article, or to bookmark it for further reading, click here.
You may also listen to this article by using the following controls.
This article is primarily directed toward people who work at home in a business that happens to involve network marketing.
I am often contacted by members of my business team with complaints regarding a lack of response or lack of action on the part of their affiliates. Their complaints typically go something like..."I send out lots of emails to all of them and I very rarely get any response and it seems like very few of them are taking any action. What am I doing wrong?".
There are many types of internet-based home businesses where feedback and interaction are quite important and getting an affiliate or business team member to communicate with you is a definite objective. It's not at all surprising that this can be a challenge when you stop to think that what you are trying to do is initiate a dialog between two complete strangers who have never even seen each other.
In the case of network marketing, it is of critical importance to build a sense of trust with your team members. Network marketing is very definitely a relationship business and each relationship typically starts out with two complete strangers sitting at their respective keyboards.
The team building aspect of network marketing is of vital importance to the success of each individual member and to the team as a whole. Two key elements of team building are trust and confidence and these factors play a very large role, particularly for new team members.
With all that being said, many people love the IDEA of making good money working at home in their own business and expect it to just "happen", but have no willingness to take any action or put forth any effort to make it happen.
Having been involved with team building and network marketing for some time, I have come to adopt the following as my operating credo..."if you have the desire and are willing to put in the effort, I'll pull you along so you can go faster down the road to success, but if you don't want move on your own, I'm not going to waste my time trying to push you forward".
Its like working with a length of chain...pulling it along works fine, but trying it push it forward only results in a pile of frustration.
You need to be able to distinguish between people that have a legitimate interest in developing a home based business and those lost souls that feel that they have just joined another chat group and only want to engage in an endless "debate" about the virtues of whatever business you are promoting, but never actually had any intention of establishing a business...you will have to develop your own method of reading people like this (its mainly a sense of feel...sort of a belly button thing).
You can help someone reach for success...but you can't reasonably expect to make them want to be successful. Its just another variation of that very old and tired cliche...that "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink".
Another way of looking at it is if you are trying to move people forward, you pull them from in front (a leadership position), but if you have to push them it will be from behind (not a position of leadership).
Kirk Bannerman operates a successful home based business and coaches others seeking to start their own home based business. Visit his website at http://www.business-at-home.us for more details.
Team Building Activities For Supervisors News
Corporate Team-Building Activities: The Good, the Bad and the Really Ugly - U.S. News & World Report
Corporate Team-Building Activities: The Good, the Bad and the Really Ugly
U.S. News & World Report
NPR's "Morning Edition" recently reported on a Washington, D.C.-area company's ill-begotten trip to a paintball range for a so-called team-building exercise – where the staff's emotion and poor judgment took over. Many supervisors returned home having ...
What's Happening for October (UPDATED Oct. 22) - SunHerald.com
What's Happening for October (UPDATED Oct. 22)
Team members assigned randomly. Questions will come from games such as Cranium, Scene It, Trivial .... More than 30 games with prizes, children's activities and rides, pictures with superheroes, face painting, snacks and haunted house located under CTA ...
Guam EPA will take half day to build morale, honor workers - Pacific Daily News
Guam EPA will take half day to build morale, honor workers
Pacific Daily News
Guam EPA's employees and supervisors -- about 50 of them -- will be at the LeoPalace Guam Resort for what the agency called team-building activities. "Guam EPA continues to hold educational and morale-building activities, which are in line with our ...
City/area digest -- Oct. 21 - Columbus Telegram
City/area digest -- Oct. 21
The free event will include games, sports, activities and a costume contest, with prizes given for the scariest, funniest, and best duo costumes. This event is free with a student ID. ... The seminar is designed for electricians, safety and electrical ...
What's going on in southern York County: Oct. 21 to 27, 2014 - York Daily Record/Sunday News
York Daily Record/Sunday News
What's going on in southern York County: Oct. 21 to 27, 2014
York Daily Record/Sunday News
There will be a silent auction, special games, food, and more. Jerusalem Lutheran Church in ... Any resident of Fawn Township interested in serving on the recreation board should contact a supervisors or call the township office at 717-382-4834 ...
Q&A with Holly Madrigal, Mendocino County 3rd District supervisor candidate - Ft. Bragg Advocate-News
Q&A with Holly Madrigal, Mendocino County 3rd District supervisor candidate
Ft. Bragg Advocate-News
Our area is vulnerable to major economic swings and building our safety net will protect us in the future. I have successfully accomplished this at the City of Willits. The existing Board of Supervisors has made this a priority and I will continue that ...
Farmer's Harassment Claims Against Green Group to Get Airing - Right Side News
Right Side News
Farmer's Harassment Claims Against Green Group to Get Airing
Right Side News
The environmental group had to stipulate Boneta didn't have apartments on the property, and Boneta had to agree to allow four inspections a year to ensure she didn't build any. Last fall ... Her suit said the Thomases lobbied a zoning administrator and ...