What does a great team look like?
As cliché as it is, at Inspire we see our colleagues and team mates as extended family. We have worked hard and learnt some tough lessons along the way but have fostered a culture we are really proud of. Just like any environment we are far from perfect, but we strive to continually improve every day.
The strength of our team lies in the character of the individuals within it. We passionately believe in the ethos that GREAT PEOPLE > GREAT SKILLS.
What does this mean?
Well, to put it simply, you can develop skill but developing good character is a lot harder. To be clear when I say good character, I mean good character that fits our team. Not everyone fits, that is not a good or bad thing, its just the facts. We have our identity and we like who we are. That won’t be changing anytime soon.
We are a group of team players who always put each other first when making decisions. We are a group of people that celebrate professional milestones together. We are a group that support each other personally when required. Moving house? No stress we have 30+ spare hands that can make the job easier. Feeling a bit tired and need a personal day? No stress we will cover you for the day so you can get back to your best. We do this because we know that the day we need help from our teammates they will be there to help us.
Our industry can be an exceptionally challenging career to master. The reality based on stats is most people don’t master it. Allied health professionals have a generally short career span. We believe the support we provide each other is a key component to our success as a group and as individuals. We also understand and acknowledge sometimes the best way to support each other is to hold each other accountable. We believe in holding each other accountable to both the teams cultural expectations and most importantly holding each other accountable to who we are aspiring to become. This at times, leads to very honest, transparent and sometimes tough conversations. As a team we are committed to respecting each other enough to not allow our team mates to do themselves personal or professional disservice.
What I have learnt across our first 7 years is building a team is hard but maintaining and progressing the level of the team is even harder. What makes the job easier and worth it is when your team consists of good people who believe what you believe. We have ridden the wave of good, bad and ugly across the last 7 years. I am incredibly grateful to say that we are in the best position we have ever been for one primary reason, we have an incredible team that are all focused on the same thing, getting the best results for our clients.