We've found that the best results on projects of any kind come when everyone is able to work together as a team, has a clear understanding of whats required and a shared vision about the outcome.
When any new relationship starts, it takes time to understand how the other party works. In order to reduce this time as much as possible and ensures that we utilise time effectively, here's how we approach the work that we do:
1. Have a clear agenda
From the start, we try to ensure everyone is really clear about the required outcome. Each meeting has an agenda and we review progress on a regular basis.
2. Open communication
We will be honest with you about what we think and expect you to do the same. We don't mind having tough discussions if they lead to a better outcome.
3. Do not be difficult to deal with
This relates to the last point. We have thick skin and its difficult to offend us! We are proud of the work we do, but not so serious about ourselves that we can't take critical feedback and move forward to a better solution. We are interested in finding solutions that meet your needs and thats how we measure ourselves - not by how many times we can prove that what we say is the only way...
4. Meet deadlines
We work to deadlines all the time and expect that you are willing to do the same. Nothing drains momentum and enthusiasm like missing agreed deadlines at the expense of making things happen.
5. Be pragmatic
The end goal is to make your sports organisation better. That usually means getting more members or participants, recruiting people to help your cause and generating revenue. Your objectives, provided they are well directed, should guide us all in what we do. If we need to change tack in order to achieve this, then we will do it.
6. Get Stuff Done!
One of the best pieces of advice we have had is "just power through". It means that sometimes you just need to cut the excuses and make something happen. We've been asked to do this by some of our clients and there may be timers when we ask you to do the same - we all need to be ready!
7. Have fun
This might seem logical, but it often gets missed. Life is about the journey, not the destination - while there is work to be done, we like to enjoy it and encourage you to do the same. We like doing what we do and try to ensure there is always an encouraging, engaging atmosphere to work in.
We look forward to working with you if you feel it will add value to your organisation!