While having a family-like culture is a well-intended premise, it is oftentimes impractical.
Companies may notice that one or two employees are intolerant of the family-like culture in place and leave the “family” dysfunctional.
Creating an environment where there is a structure that resembles a team, rather than a family, is a way to avoid intolerance, and grow as a company. In this episode, guest Jef Forward describes how he was able to achieve a team-like culture in his business, and why it has been successful.
Jef has a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan and started Forward Design Build in 1997, focusing on a design and build method to ensure successful projects. He defines a successful project as a happy homeowner with a beautiful, functional home completed within ‘stated’ expectations of cost, service and schedule from the beginning of design to the end of construction.
Tim, Steve and Jef talk more about:
- The “locus of control”
- How to address and correct the path of someone who is trending sideways
- How to efficiently communicate with different team members
- And more…