Hustle and Motivate Marketing, has been so successful lately, and it made me think of what made this company successful? The first thing that came to my mind was my team, or what I like to call them “my support system”. Without each one of them trusting the vision of this marketing company, it would simply not be able to come to life. Then the idea for this article hit me…why not share some tips on how to construct your team.
Knowing Each Other
Knowing the person you are working with, will help build your vision for your small business. You should never feel obligated to become best friends on a personal level with your team members. When it comes to working on your small business, it is important to I like people that have a team with common goals as you have. Most of your “day one” friends most of the time, don’t end up working well with you on business. Having like-minded business people outside of your friends, will mostly likely work out better for your business. Getting to know the people you work with helps you understand their style of work, work ethic and how to have constructive discussions with them on tough days.
Define Roles Clearly
Defining roles and responsibilities provides clarity, alignment, and expectations to those executing the work. It will help you to maintain your business more smoothly. Having your team know their roles & responsibilities clearly, enables effective communications between the various groups. This way, you can facilitate the full integration of the department and organization. Meaning, since everyone knows what to do and how to do it, the work can get done in a more efficient manner without people doing the same thing.
Understand Strengths and Weakness with Team
Strengths and weaknesses play a major part in determining who we are as employees and as leaders. They inform how we decide what career paths to follow, what roles we should play, and the ways we perform in those roles. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, and that is nothing to be a shame of. However, as a leader constructing your team, it is important to know the capabilities of those working for/with you. For example, if you know someone doesn’t know, or isn’t comfortable with completing a certain task, then you shouldn’t give it to them. Why set them and/or the business up for failure? One way of knowing someone’s strengths or weaknesses is, to simply just ask them and make them feel comfortable. Let them know the goal and that you just want to set everyone up for success with the least amount of stress.
Knowing The Purpose
A team with a clear purpose is more organized, because they know exactly what they are doing or where they are going. When successful, it funnels the energy of team members for the overall good of the organization. To reach this level of success with your team, you must identify your short- and long-term goals, and the skills necessary to achieve those goals. From there, you can begin identifying the right people to recruit for your team.
What makes a business successful is, a combination of solid leadership, communication, and access to good resources. These things contribute to productive and successful collaborations. However, it all comes down to having people who understand the purpose, and understand how each other works, and work well together. Not every team needs that one superstar player to excel. When the common goal is the goal of the business, everyone can play their part in order to become successful. You, as the business owner have to find people that are going to be willing to play, and play well for the business.