The Importance of Teamwork for Successful Precision Ag Adoption
Interdependency is defined as the quality or condition of being mutually reliant on each other.
I’m not a huge sports fan but I do enjoy studying team sports. Why? Because they’re great examples of leadership and interdependency. In fact while watching my niece play volleyball, I was taking notes on how important leadership and communication was to their success. Interdependency was a key component.
In the modern ag business, interdependency is also important. By default, producers are required to work with a team. While a few teammates may be employed by the operation, others are industry professionals providing a product or service to the operation. When it comes to successful technology adoption on the farm, understanding the entire team and the unique purpose of the teammates involved, seems to be even more important.
So let’s break the team down beginning with the producer. They are the team owners. What’s the team owner’s primary goal? I believe most would say to win. And what does a producer need to win? A great team! If a great team is required, what makes up a great team? I’ve found it takes three primary components:
- Good Talent
- Great Coaching
- Exceptional Teamwork
Good Talent: Talent comes in all sizes and shapes. Every individual I’ve met on the farm is gifted and talented differently. Their unique talents bring quality skills to operation to achieve specific outcomes. However, I’ve also found that good talent, while extremely important, isn’t the most important attribute for championship adoption success. Especially in the agricultural space.