As a business owner, it can be challenging to understand why our team members don’t have the same level of emotional and psychological commitment that we do. This can be particularly true for school owners, who are often passionate about what they do and see their martial arts school as an extension of their life’s work. In this blog post, we’ll explore the differences between the mindset of school owners and their staff members, and how to bridge that gap.
The Passionate Mindset of School Owners
School owners are often deeply passionate about what they do. Their martial arts school is not just a business, but an extension of their life’s work. As such, they have high expectations for their staff members and may struggle with understanding why their team members don’t share the same level of passion and dedication.
💡 School owners’ passionate mindset inspires and empowers, setting their institution apart and igniting a community’s passion for learning.
The Employee Mindset
On the other hand, employees or staff members are often not as emotionally and psychologically invested in the business as the owner. They may be motivated by different factors such as job security, salary, and work-life balance. Their mindset is geared more towards fulfilling their duties and responsibilities as part of their job, rather than owning the business.
Setting Clear Expectations
To bridge the gap between the school owner’s mindset and that of their staff members, it’s essential to set clear expectations. This involves understanding the long-term goals of each team member and aligning them with the goals of the organization. For example, some team members may be interested in owning their own martial arts school, while others may simply want to be valued team members within the organization. The school owner must provide a clear roadmap for their team members’ development and growth within the organization.
💡 Setting clear expectations is the foundation of effective communication and collaboration between school owners and staff. It fosters mutual understanding, promotes accountability, and drives the shared vision towards success.
It’s important for school owners to understand that their staff members’ mindsets will never be the same as theirs. As such, it’s crucial to manage expectations and not to expect the same level of emotional and psychological commitment from their staff members. Just as a shark dominates the sea and a lion rules the jungle, a school owner is the leader of their organization, and their staff members are not. Accepting this fundamental difference is crucial for managing expectations and reducing stress.
The mindset of a school owner is often different from that of their staff members. School owners are often highly passionate about their martial arts school, while staff members may be motivated by different factors. To bridge this gap, it’s essential to set clear expectations and manage them appropriately. This will help to ensure that the organization can continue to thrive and that each team member can achieve their long-term goals within the organization.
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