Building dream team made easy
August 09, 2012
Small businesses usually don't have the extra time or money to participate in a large hiring process to find the exact fit for a job. As such, many owners usually have to find good hires, then fund a training program.
However, if done correctly, company leaders can build the perfect team easily, which can drive profits and result in a quality firm. After the large-scale success of the United States Olympics Team, many business experts are comparing creating the perfect group to the various teams that have excelled at their given sports.
Have one set vision
Entrepreneur Magazine explained owners should look for individuals that have the same goal in mind and will be dedicated to helping the business reach this end.
The source related this to the gold medal-winning American gymnastics team in 1996. "We has the same goal in mind. That gave us the drive and dedication," Dominique Moceanu told the magazine. Though the source noted from the start, individual members of the team may not have the same motivations, if the goal is made clear, they will eventually become vested in ensuring the company reaches the dream.
Hire for the right positions
When compiling the right business team, leaders should not forget that they have set positions to fill. For example, though owners may know unemployed individuals with a marketing background who have the perfect qualifications and would add something to the company, having five advertisers on staff and no one else will sink a business.
Owners have to think about the types of roles they need filled - this might include a marketer, IT expert, customer service specialist and human services representative. Many experts think a company does best when the leader thinks outside of the box when it comes to open positions.
For instance, many small business administrators are now hiring accountants that can run the firm's finance software. Inc. Magazine reported these professionals can come in handy when financial statements aren't up to snuff, or when owners aren't well-versed in programs and need extra help come tax season to avoid audits.
Establish enjoyable culture
Employees will most likely feel better and be more productive if they care about the company, which can come if they enjoy the corporate culture. They need to not only like the environment in which they work, but the people who they encounter everyday. Owners can ensure this happens by hiring people who are going to be supportive with their peers, but still engage in healthy competition, like the former U.S. gymnastics team, Entrepreneur reported.
There are many challenges the company will face at all stages of development, the source stressed, and workers have to stick together when experiencing pressure for best results.