When you take delivery of your Lurssen, Feadship, Blohm Voss, Amels, Vitters, Trinity, Royal Huisman, Perini Navi or other top built superyacht, you are guaranteeing that you have excellence in design, build and finish.
But how do superyacht owners guarantee peace of mind and enjoyment. To find out more you should read on.
Changes in position affect the environment, and changes in environment effect behavior. Ironically it is within the element that can cause a drift of engagement in yachting, that also holds the key to owners peace of mind and enjoyment. It is within the human factor (HF), where environment changes can unlock creativity and talent, and a new yacht culture built around the owner’s vision is developed. It is within the HF that brings the superyacht owners guarantee, of peace of mind and enjoyment.
Make a change, not a chance.
Without vision and or development within, employees/crew will create their own systems and feedback loops in order to function. While these random and personalized systems may seem to work to begin with (while there are no incidents), what happens over time is similar to driving wedges under a stable platform, it causes an imbalance. Poor interpersonal interaction weakens links in communication, and these systems start to breakdown, turning what first appeared to be your crème de la crème crew, into a ball and chain one.
Yes in the perfect world there would be no stress, tension, or disagreements between 5,12, 24, or 30+ individuals living and working together. But, as anyone who knows anything about employees, sports teams, or interpersonal relationships, you know that while perfect may be a goal, it is rarely a reality.
Personality, leading from within.
When you take delivery of your superyacht you learn how she interacts with the sea, how she carries herself in maneuvers, how she lays at anchor, you learn how she behaves in different environments, you discover her personality.
With the HF this is neither as quick or predictable. Crew’s personalities, as individuals, and as teams, interact and influence each other and their environment. Whether your crew have been in the industry for years, weeks or days, their mental models and memes, values and priorities, will be as varied as their positions and culture, and will influence behavior, and environment aboard.
At an estimated ninety percent of firings being the result of a poor attitude, inappropriate behavior, or difficulties with interpersonal relationships, it’s easy to see why a management company might change their position to try to give charterers and clients more peace of mind.
Crew development plan (CDP)
For the private superyacht owner, a small change in perspective is all that is required to guarantee peace of mind and enjoyment. This change in position sets your crew on a course of your own vision and culture aboard. With the facilitation of a crew development plan (CDP) owners can arrive at a new environment, where higher ROI, increased enjoyment, and peace of mind is guaranteed.
It all starts with a framework:
- Team Culture
- Problem solving
To assemble your CDP you start with learning and developing your crew’s distinctive skill sets, and helping them discover areas that may require further development as they progress. We recommend using a well researched instrument in your plan to help open up team communication, and encourage leadership from within. This in turn helps in engaging higher interpersonal development and self-awareness, as crew learn more about temperaments, problem solving, change and stress.
As crew work with their new tools and knowledge, they will discover the many intangibles that the HF brings when living and working together, but now teamwork becomes the driver, rather than personal relationships.
Once your CDP takes hold you are going to see stress decrease, your enjoyment increase, and an environment emerge and grow around your vision of yachting.
Don’t fight rough waters that poor personal development can create, get a CDP going aboard, and start guaranteeing smooth waters.
Set up your CDP yourself, have your management company help, or contact Simon Harvey at N2 for assistance and/or facilitation.