It Takes A Village: Creating A Successful Business Team
Once you get your business off of the ground, it will be impossible for you to carry all of the work on your own. You will need a great team if you want to continue to see growth for your company. There is no one secret that reveals what makes a great small business team, but there are some simple strategies to follow when you’re putting your team together.
1) Know your vision
Every team needs a vision to get behind—something to get you all through the tougher days when you feel like giving up. But you can’t expect your new team members to get behind a vision that you don’t fully understand yourself. You need to know exactly where you want your company to go and how you want to get there. This will give your company a strong identity that will in turn give your team a strong identity.
2) Know the strengths and weaknesses of each team member
You need to get to know your new team members as deeply as possible. To find out what roles they might best fill in the company. Try to understand what drives each of your team members and what they are passionate about. Put them on tasks they can excel at, and watch your business grow in turn.
3) Create a company culture
Everyone wants to be part of an environment where they feel like they fit in. So you need to create a company culture where your employees can feel like part of a family when they come into work. This will increase loyalty and teamwork. You can do this by using team building exercises and deciding on a new dress code. Creating activities for employees to participate in together after work, and even creating social media accounts together. The possibilities are endless.
With a little work, planning, and personal investment on your part, you can create a great small business team that will help you take your company to the next level.