Hire a Vet: Teamwork

This is part 4 in an 11 part series.

Veterans have learned the value of working as a team and the consequences when you don’t.  Many tasks in the military cannot be accomplished as an individual and therefore forces people to work together.  This also helps people in leadership positions learn about team dynamics.  These teams may be small like the crew in a tank or larger like a platoon that is a team of tanks.

Teamwork is something the Army begins to teach in Basic Combat Training as well as other programs.  In an attempt to help civilian leaders understand the value of this training and to help people understand the training Soldiers receive the Army periodically brings people to Fort Jackson, SC to experience some of this training

How Can You Leverage This Experience?

From the day you hire a Veteran they see themselves as part of a team.  They will look to see where they fit in and how they can contribute.  In many cases, those who have had leadership experience will see it as part of their responsibility to help develop others on the team in order to insure the organization achieves its objectives.

Future Articles on:

  • Process Oriented
  • Diversity
  • Time Management
  • Performance Under Pressure
  • Accountability
  • Technology
  • Globalization

 

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