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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
"Space Shuttle Atlantis Crew Celebrates Teamwork"
"Space Shuttle Atlantis Crew Celebrates Teamwork",. Before leaving Runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base, Commander Scott Altman made a brief statement regarding how happy all of the astronauts were to be back on earth. Landing here just felt great to everybody. Altman was pointing out the exceptional teamwork involved primarily due to the fact that the focus of the mission was to repair and upgrade the Hubble Telescope and expand its range and life for another five years. Atlantis was originally set to land at Cape Canaveral in Florida, but due to bad weather and cross winds from earlier storms, touchdown of the Space Shuttle was delayed and re-routed to California. 3 million miles at the speed of 18,000 miles per hour at times, the mission was named a success due to exceptional teamwork of all involved. But yet, it's usually at the bottom of the list of business owners and managers when mapping out the road to the company's success. There are many ideas, many concepts, many experiments and many failures needed to find triumph in any business venture. Imagine how important of a role it is for the person installing the landing gear on the Atlantis to make sure they do their job efficiently and without flaw. No matter what the job or how small the detail may seem to appear, every last job plays an essential role in the success of the mission. Everyone has a role to play and everyone must assume the responsibility to completely fulfill their role. Building you're a successful team has three primary components: 1) Build a strong team foundation 2) Create the system by creating the vision 3) Implement the system by celebrating the success of the team The astronauts are the stars of each and every mission, but remember as Commander Altman pointed out, it took the entire team to complete a successful mission. And remember, once the mission is final; don't forget to celebrate your successes with your team! .