Building a Team for Your Company Doesn’t Need to Be Complicated

Thursday, August 10, 2017



When you first start a company, one of the first things that have to be sorted immediately is your team. After all, a business can’t survive off a single person's efforts—you need a team at your back. A team helps you cover whatever weaknesses your business has. For instance, if you’re not good with a certain aspect of business, such as financial management, then you’ll hire an employee that can take care of it for you. Hiring employees is also a sure way to take on more orders and grow your business because you can scale up your business. However, building a team can be complicated if you aren’t prepared for some inevitabilities. No business has the perfect team that is free of conflict, so here are a couple of ways to help you build the perfect team for your company.

Set roles and a hierarchy
It’s important that you follow simple leaderships rules when you hire for your business. There always need to be some kind of leaderships structure so that your workers know who to speak to when they encounter an issue or if they have a specific problem with something. For instance, if your workers are having a dispute that is personal, then they need to contact someone who is responsible for human resources so they can settle it without impacting the company. However, if the dispute is about a project they are actively working on, then they need to speak to the team leader or whoever is in charge of directing the project. If there is no hierarchy, then your workers are going to be confused and lost as to who they should contact for a specific problem. Assign these roles as you hire so that you’re never in a spot where you’re not sure who has power over who, or who should take responsibility for certain aspects of your company.

Building a team through interaction
You don’t build a team if the team never interacts with each other. Make use of team building events to encourage your staff to interact with each other inside and outside of the company. Hold meetings so you can plan what direction your company is headed, set up weekly events such as going to a bar or a restaurant at the end of the week and make sure you speak with them on a regular basis when you see them at the office. If you don’t interact with your employees, then they won’t build up trust for you and you’ll have a hard time trying to interact with them when you need to request them to do something for you.

A few final words
Building a solid team should be a long-term business goal that you set at the beginning of your business’s life. Team building can get complicated if you aren’t prepared for it, which is why it’s important to keep these two fundamental rules in mind when you hire. First, make sure there are roles for each employee in the business and ensure you encourage interaction between them. With these two simple steps, you’ll be well on your way to creating a skilled team that is able to

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