Monday, December 14, 2015

Take One WITH The Team

I was working at a customer site one day not long ago when something ended up taking the network down.  I was working at one of their remote sites when the incident happened, and I didn't even know that it went down.  However, when all was done, the whole network team was summoned into the network managers office.  He said that the main VP wanted to talk to us, and it wasn't going to be pleasant.  It was during that moment when I had heard what had actually happened that made the network go down.  It didn't have anything to do with me, but I've been at this company for quite a while now working with them.  So, when it came time for the network team to get a butt chewing, I went in with them to get it too.
Look, I'm part of their team.  If I go in and partake in the glory that the network team gets at that company when things are done well, I think I should also go in with the team to get reamed when that happens.  Close nit teams do that.  You share in their glory when all goes well, but you also share in the butt chewing as well when they don't.


  1. Right on Shane!!! Well said!! There are a lot of "teams" that could learn something from this, and not just IT teams!

    1. Thanks Brad. Yeah, I think you can apply this in just about anything.

  2. Very honorable thing to do.


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