How to Develop Your Dream Team
You know how new mothers often stress the fact that raising a child “takes a village?” Well, we’re here to say that that often rings true to building a thriving business. You’re not meant to do this alone and you shouldn’t have to! Trading dollars for hours was never our thing and that’s why today we wanted to touch-on building your dream team.
Because in the end?
It’s all about doing what makes you happiest + provides the life of your dreams — and we doubt doing 5 different full-time jobs helps fulfill either of those. ;)
Here are our 3 top tips for building your dream team.
1. Fill in the Gaps
Hiring to fill in the gaps is “building your dream team” tip number one. A common mistake business owners often make is hiring people exactly like them instead of taking the chance on someone who is different from you. Hiring a person with a different skill set will assure that your business is expanding in a way that it never could with just you, making your investment in a contractor or employee much more worth it. That being said…
2. Assess Values
Just because someone’s skill set differs from yours, doesn’t mean their values should. When interviewing people to join your team, you want to make sure their values align with your company’s. As an example, does interviewee “A” agree with your “customer is always right” attitude or will they fight tooth + nail? Does interviewee “B” have a “work family” attitude or are they ready to clock-out right at 5 without so much as a “see ya later?”
These are questions you have to ask yourself. If they won’t fit in with your company culture, you’re not setting up a space for anyone to thrive.
3. Set Realistic Goals
Setting realistic goals will help put both the new hire’s and your own mind at ease during this period of transition. It’s unrealistic to go from 0-100 a week after bringing on a new team member. Instead, work on setting realistic goals you can both work on striving towards.
Remember: It takes a village.
We’re curious: What are your top tips when it comes to building a team to help support your business?