How to build a successful business team
As a business owner it can be a daunting task trying to select the right person or team for your business. Will they have the right mindset? Will they love your business as much as you do and most importantly will they help it grow? So, on that note how do you ensure you build the best team you can for your business?
- Strong Leadership – Leadership should not just be the style of leadership, but also the quality of leadership. Any team leader should be supportive but also be able to show how tasks should be carried out. The hallmark of a strong team leader is passion and responsibility. In addition, good leaders not only recognise the body and mind of an employee, but also their heart and spirit. The last two are the attributes that tell you whether a person has the drive, the passion and the “get-up-and-go” for the job.
- Common Goal – Every business owner should share their business goals with their team and not everybody does. How can you expect employees to achieve results if they don’t know what the overall goal of your business is? By setting goals, you give your business direction and focus as well as momentum. If you have trouble in thinking about how to come up with the perfect goal try using the SMART method… (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely)
- Rules of the Game – You must tell your employees what they can and can’t do. All team members must know the rules, which must be written down and available. These are the standards and norms of your business and will affect your culture. If you don’t establish your company’s culture, your team will do it for you
- Action Plan – Every business needs an action plan. Firstly, all employees should have a clear description of their job. Secondly, a strategy needs to be developed that sets out how results are to be achieved and why certain things are done. This will help to give everyone focus
- Support Risk Taking – You should be willing to take risks and also support your team in doing so. Some companies encourage their employees to experiment with new ways of doing things. They reward their team members for innovation or improvements. As a result, people who work for companies like this will feel stimulated and appreciated in the workplace.
- Involvement/Inclusion – This is about having every member of your team giving your business all of their attention, effort and commitment.
No successful business owner can do it on their own. You can keep a business running by yourself, but if you are ready to achieve growth, if you are ready to expand, then you need a team surrounding you.” As Zig Zagler put it, “You don’t build a business. You build people and then people build the business.”
If you’d like to find out more about how you can manage your team I would love to hear from you!