Build A Team
Claudia Brown talks about how building the right team
will help your organization. Learn how picking the right
people and creating the right environment can do wonders
for your workplace.
Build a Team - The Right Team (There is a Difference)
Creating the right team is imperative to your success. A team
is comprised of people who can bring necessary skill sets to the
venture. A team is different from partners. Partners are financially
and legally tied to the venture while team members are brought
in to create and continue the process. Team members can be employees
These are people you can control - you
get to pick them. You can use their services for as long
as you like. If they don't work out as planned, you can
find a different team member or you can find a place on
the team where this person can be more effective.
Creating the right environment for the team is equally important.
People will give their best when they feel that their services
are being valued and that they are entrusted with producing a
part of the success of the venture. Team members must have the
same values as that of the venture and they must follow the same
code of conduct consistent with your desired outcome. They must
truly want the venture to be a success and feel that they are
a part of that success. They must work well with the other team
Differences are encouraged only if they are presented in
a positive fashion, recognizing the efforts of the others.
Each team member must give more than they are asked for
in their areas of expertise. This does not mean extra hours;
it means working with heart and soul, working with the creative
minds flowing, working with a positive mental attitude,
and working together with the others so that all are winners.
What ideas do you have that will create a positive, successful
team? How can you create this team and have each person
feel that they are as important a part of the success of
the venture as you are? Study successful entities to find
out how they treat their team members. Find out what motivates
team members in successful entities to keep them successful
- is it money, power, trust, fear, etc.? Thinking these
things out before you create the team will help you in putting
together the right team for your venture.
You should write out all the positions of your team and
keep updating it as you grow as when you grow you will need
to change out some positions on your team. This is a big
mistake that people make as they grow. They keep the same
team members that were effective when they were small and
they do not re-evaluate the need for replacing members who
have not grown to levels where they are now needed. Therefore
the overall team growth is limited by the lack of ability
of one or more members. Just like upgrading your peer group,
always be open to and active in upgrading your team members.
You must strive to place the right people on your team.
This goes for all positions you pay for, including lawyers,
accountants, advisors, sub contractors etc. Be clear on
what is a must upfront and make the positions open as specific
If you are just starting out then make your team as simple
and complete as possible. Just be sure that your team members
are able to excel and have knowledge in the industry and
direction you are going in. The last thing you want to do
is to have to micromanage your team members. If you find
you are doing so you have made a mistake and replace them
Your team members must be proactive to your needs and outcome.
If not replace them or place them in a position where they
can be more effective. Please always keep in mind that in
most cases you are paying for their services in one manner
or another. Never pay a team member 100% upfront for their
services as this always gives them something to aspire to.
Placing the right team members in the right place will make
your endeavor soar.
About the Author:
Doug and Claudia Brown use their 40 plus years of business
building experiences to educate people on how to create
six figures or more in 24 to 36 months or less. For more
information, see their website at www.whatisyourplan.com