Team Work

September 11, 2008 at 1:14 pm 1 comment

I am currently on a team of business owners that is assisting a national chain on the challenge of pulling in more women and women business owners into their store.  It is a fascinating team to be on.  There are 50 or so of us broken up into a few teams focusing on different areas–small business, financing, home products, green products, etc.  Our team is on small business solutions.  I always feel after a meeting like we are truly collaborating and moving forward.  Since we did not know each other, we did not know what to expect from one another, but we have all been open to the fact that each of us has something to offer.  AND we have been right.  It is incredible to watch action items being taken and completed, ideas built upon and some awesome ideas are now being presented to this company.  All of the team came together recently and we all presented what our ideas were.  One idea was better than then one prior but not as good as the next. It just kept getting better and better.  Then energy and intelligence of the women is amazing.  BUT what this is truly showing me, again is that sharing ideas is ALWAYS the best.  No one is hoarding an idea, but all “think out loud” and then we all build on it.  The ideas just keep getting better and better and more fine tuned.  By the end of October we will have our product lines in place; I cannot wait to see what is the final product. I guarentee it will be on time and on scope.  Collaboration in action going on here!!!!


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  • 1. Suzie Price  |  September 18, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    This is cool – the company is smart to be tapping into great minds of great women. I can’t wait to see what comes ofthe all the good ideas. Keep us posted.


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