AFMC Connect June focus: Observant

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  • By Estella Holmes, Air Force Materiel Command

The Air Force Materiel Command Airman who is observant seizes opportunities to provide additional support to the mission, the smaller work-center and to others.

The AFMC Connect focus for June is observant.

Being observant means taking note of what might appear to be small details and connecting them to the bigger picture. The process involves examining your thoughts and feelings as well as those of the people around you.

Teammates observe in the workplace in order to connect and create stronger relationships with members of the team. Verbal and non-verbal cues can also help identify when someone might be experiencing a challenging time and when checking in on them would be advised.

Each member encourages the team to connect by:

• Understanding individual strengths and how they contribute to the team

• Doing something fun together as a team to learn more about one another

• Encouraging less email and more verbal communication

• Pausing to reflect on how the day went

Discussion points among team members might include:

1. What does being observant mean to you?

2. How does being observant help members to contribute as a part of the team?

3. How does being observant help identify members who may be experiencing distress?

More information on ways to become more observant can be found on the AFMC website. The AFMC Connect Implementation Guide is also available as a resource.