Five (5) Key Things Your Team Should Be Before You Mark Them as “Solid”

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

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Hey there trailblazer!

I’m Kawania (kuh won nee ah) and I own and lead two successful businesses in the creative industry.

When I started Howerton+Wooten Events in 2007, I found myself “googling” a bunch of business questions that aren’t always discussed in business books. You know what I’m talking about, right?!? Those “start up” challenges that keep you up until the wee hours in the morning.

Believe me, I’ve been there — That’s why I launched this blog. To provide you with a resource you can reference with those “middle of the night” questions as you launch, run and scale your own successful (and sustainable) business. There’s lots of information in this blog, so bookmark it and hit me up if you have any questions. We all need a little guidance every now and then, right? Take care friend. Keep shining!

Love and Soul Always, Kawania

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