As a business owner, you will need to develop a solid team. That solid team of yours could consist of full-time employees, contractors, interns, and vendor partners you work with consistently. So, know this — If your team members don’t mesh well with each other, your business foundation could be in jeopardy. So, what’s a boss to do? Here are five (5) key things your team should be before you mark them as “solid:”
1. The End Result Is Understood. A strong, high-performing team knows and understands the goals they are striving toward. They understand that they need to work together to reach that goal by the pre-determined deadline, and most of all, they understand what they need to do (together and individually) to actually reach that goal.
2. They Have Each Other’s Back. Members of a sound team feel secure sharing their ideas and their work without judgment. They work in a safe, non-hostile environment. And, they work to ensure their feedback of each other is candid, but not damaging.
3. A “Beehive Mindset” is in Full Effect. “That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bees.” A good team focuses on the growth and strength of the company first — even when conflicts occur. And, their freelance work doesn’t interfere with (or threaten) the success of the team.
4. Accountability is Expected. The members of a highly functioning team hold each other accountable for their contributions (or lack thereof).
5. Laughter is Present. A solid team enjoys working with each other and they know how to have fun every now and then.
Love and Soul Always, Kawania