This is where the public is exposed to the team, the company and the person will decide veryquickly on the reputation and the perception it portrays publicly. It must be remembered thatperception becomes the reality and nothing more so when it is applied to reputation.
Within a company, there will be teams and/or departments who can very easily be drawn intoconflict with each other and this can reduce the productivity of the organisation. When oneteam or department considers that they are in conflict with either another team or thedirection and value of the company, then the company will suffer. This is where teams anddepartments can devalue the reputation of another inter-related group within the teamorganization.The reverse applies where teams that are competitive and value each other’s reputation willfortify and strengthen the company values and the reputation of all will be enhanced.
It is extremely important to an individual to have the family value the reputation of thecompany that other members of the family are preoccupied with. Loyalty of a family to anyone member’s reputation within a company or the company’s reputation and the personalpride associated with this is a great motivating factor.
Trust, personal pride, respect and reputation in this aspect as in most is one and the same and invaluable to performance and productivity.
As an example, where a member of a family is employed by the Police Force, Ambulance orDefence Forces etc. and where that reputation of the organisation is damaged or hurt bypublic perception, then trust and morale are damaged by the reputation of that organisation.The reverse applies and must be worked at continually. The family (personal) and work (professional) environmental domain of both must be a safe and supportive one. Mistakeswill be made and continue to be made, and the provision of a safe environment for teammembers is essential.
Work colleagues’ perception of your reputation
Where work colleagues value the reputation of each other, then team building is very easilybuilt and everyone and their role is valued. It is important that the reputation of each work colleague is supported and promoted to each other by a team concept. The stronger this bond,the greater the productivity of the organisation. Any individual feeling that they are abovethe team or corporation will destroy trust, self-pride and the reputation of the team and bondswithin and outside it. The best and good people, accustomed to challenge do not seek or wishfor pampering, privilege, indulgence or special treatment and as such, are seen to possesscharacter and thus create a superior reputation. More often than not, they become leaders.Correctly or incorrectly, personal growth in all areas can be proportionately related tocharacter, then reputation. Character is all about placing the team ethic on equal footing withpersonal positive reputation.
The perception of the opposition to the company that you work for and the reputation of teams within that organisation is extremely important to how they see and value yourreputation. This is important as most companies, teams and individuals take personal pride inperforming against an opposition who has a strong reputation and the “feel good” factor of