The CRAFTS of Partnership

Communication

Respect

Acknowledgment

Friendship

Trust

Setting appropriate boundaries

 

With these are present, partnership will be present

Crafts of Partnership

Communication

  • Job Description, responsibilities, level of authority designation in writing
  • Permanent employees have Evaluations once per year and on request
  • Listen without immediate response or judgment.
  • Explain what you heard the person say to you and pause before contradiction, defense or denial.
  • Owner/Director Evaluation by Staff
  • Action Item Follow-up structure in Management Meetings to follow tasks to completion.  Old Business maintains a place on the agenda until resolved.

 

Respect

  • Each person’s unique skills, who they are and where they are in their life journey.
  • Listen without immediate judgment, defensiveness or criticism.  The importance of this attribute in Managers can not be overemphasized.
  • Adults and children alike.

 

Acknowledgement

  • Weekly review of accomplishments of new and old business!
  • The world is complex.  Professional development throughout life is expected.
  • Continuing quality improvement is a partner to celebrating accomplishments.

 

Friendship

  • Friends don’t zing each other or set each other up to fail
  • Set traps for each other and then say gotcha
  • They seek to dispel misunderstanding, check in if they feel attacked, and act thoughtfully towards one another.

 

Trust

  • Is built when the above ways of being are maintained and people feel appreciated and safe.  Not until.
  • Trust yourself.