Halawa is the Hawaiian word for meeting. There are many types of meetings. Consider adding some of these to your management style:
- Daily line up. I used to use this a lot. I called them musters. The idea was gathering everyone together for the first 5 minutes of the day to determine the day’s priorities for all and to communicate what others were doing.
- Daily five. Prioritize to spend five minutes each day with one of your employees. It’s amazing what you’ll discover during those informal chats.
- Shop talk. At your operational team meetings, consider having others present on some topic that is trending and relevant. It allows others a chance to shine, and keeps you informed with what is going on in your organization.
- Sharing mahalo. Give your supervisors the following weekly homework:
- Catch someone else on the team doing a favor for you.
- Say mahalo then and there.
- Share the mahalo at the next meeting and add a few words on why the favor meant something to them.
CITE: MANAGING WITH ALOHA: Bringing Hawaii’s Universal Values to the Art of Business by Rosa Say