As I was reading some articles online this morning, I began to find myself reflecting back on the summer and fall semester of this year. One thing that I may of lost track of this year is the realization that everyone in my team may not have the same passion as I do.
Aside from my personal goals in my position, I would think that for each concert we produce during the year, interns should want to gain the professional experiences and learn how to produce different types of concerts in an efficient and minimal stress way, at the same time getting the chance to work with some amazing artists. Unfortunately, at times it was like pulling teeth.
Therefore, as we go into the next year, I have some things in mind that I hope to remind myself of as the concerts start tallying on the schedule. I plan to:
- Get together as a group and talk over what the season will look like and talk about expectations people have of each other and even of myself.
- Develop a sense of ownership. I want the concert managers to have the sense that this is their concert they are creating, so make all aspects that you are able to control professional. Your name is on it.
- Develop a sense of purpose. This may be the most important. I think when there is a common purpose for the whole team (ex. maybe you signed onto this job because you want to produce concerts and develop behind the scenes experience) you will make things happen because you are excited about what you are able to do. It is the reason you come to work with a team of people (not to mention also a reason why people are philanthropic).
So, what’s your purpose? Are you driven? Are you hungry?