We work with a lot of entrepreneurs through Rainmakers and so when we stumbled across “11 Tips for Building and Managing a Team” we were excited to see tips to go from 1 person to a team in a small business.
The author obviously understands that there are often stumbling blocks in this transition. Not every entrepreneur is equipped to manage a business and employees but the tips offered here give solid advice that when applied can lead to success.
The tips offered are not the typical tips you see in this type of article either. The concentration is on engagement and induction into the business in a holistic approach from culture to transparency.
Of course one of the most important tips that ANY business should remember is:
“Hire for the ability to get stuff done.” “A small company cannot tolerate people who are lazy, procrastinate or are unable to use limited resources to push forward projects. You need people who can follow-through, find clever solutions and workarounds with a sense of urgency, and can take charge of a problem and drive it to a successful solution.” ~ Matt Mickiewicz, 99designs”
We know that teams have the star positions, quarterback, running back, etc. but without the entire team of offense and defense, no football team could get to the playoffs. So get stuff done with a team that is cohesive and capable.
Stephanie Ringer, January 19, 2012