Growing A Team To Transition with Growth
It’s great to do most things by yourself, but sometimes it is very important to hire people to help you out. When you hire people to help you out, you take a lot of unnecessary weight off of your shoulders. Not only do you take that weight off of yourself, but you also provide opportunities for others. The opportunities that you provide aren’t just financial but also mental enrichment. It’s true, it’s true. You can get so much done by yourself, and it looks great that, wow, this person completed all these things by themselves. Cool, right? But, things begin to become beautiful when you build a team around you. Not only are the outcomes beautiful, but now you are able to get more things completed (in certain areas).
Levels. When you begin something, you are going to have to complete a lot of tasks by yourself. When you start to level up, things that started small are slowly going to begin to grow. As things begin to grow, you have two options: stay in the same place or grow with what it is you have created (whether it’s a business or an organization). When you begin to grow with whatever it is you have created, things around you are going to form and fall into place. With new things forming and falling into place, you are going to accumulate more responsibilities and a heavier load. This goes back to creating a team around you, even if it is just a team you have on standby for important moments or events. You will benefit before you fail by having these people around you, because when you need extra hands, they will be there. So don’t live thinking you have to do it all alone. Build a team around you and flourish.
An article titled "7 Ways to Build a Team Built for Growth" presented by CITI on inc.com states that to help you build a team for growth, you should:
•Hire new skill sets
-“Identify the skills your company needs to grow but which your current team doesn’t have and look for those in new hires, says Robert J. Phillipps, national sales director, Retail Business Banking at Citibank.
-“When you add team members of different genders, ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, and other differences to your team, you benefit from new perspectives and insights that can help you better innovate and reach new markets. Research has found that companies with racial, ethnic, and gender diversity outperform other companies.”
•Look for shared vision
-“Your team members should understand your company and its goals and be committed to carrying them out, Phillipps says. “
•Create a culture of “psychological safety”
-“In 2017, Inc. reported that one of the most important factors affecting team productivity was trust, or “psychological safety.” In other words, teams were most effective when individuals felt comfortable taking risks and being vulnerable around each other.”
•Prioritize communication and collaboration
-“Teams need structure and clarity to perform at their best. That means giving them clear roles, plans, and goals so they can work on their designated roles and tasks without hesitation.”
•Include your banker
-“Your banking representative may have suggestions about financing options or shoring up stability during economic swings, Phillipps says.”
•Reward the behavior you seek
-“The way you build your team will have a direct impact on the growth of your company. Phillipps says it’s important to hire people who will take the company in the direction you want to go. So, when team members perform well or exhibit behaviors you want to replicate, be sure to reward them in recognition of their efforts.”