If you want to build a thriving team that will help your business succeed, there are several things you have to keep in mind. From finding the right people to maintaining a positive workplace culture, here are some tips to help you build a thriving team!
1. Understand what needs to be outsourced
Okay, so first things first… BEFORE you even start hiring, take some time to really evaluate what kind of team you need.
Ask yourself these questions:
- What kinds of skills and experience do they need to possess?
- How many people will I need to optimize my business operations?
Once you have a good idea of the kind of team you need, you can start reaching out and looking for potential candidates.
2. Choose someone who is a great culture fit
When you’re in the hiring phase, it’s important to look for culture fit as well as skills and experience. You want to make sure that the people you’re hiring will mesh well with your existing team and company culture.
3. Cross-train your hires whenever possible
It’s also important to cross-train your team members so that they’re able to pitch in and help out in other areas if needed. This is especially important if you have a small team.
4. Automate as much as you can
Another key to building a thriving team is to automate as much of your business processes as possible. This will free up your team’s time so that they can focus on more important tasks.
5. Inspire your team with your words and actions
Finally, remember that your team is made up of people just like you. So take the time to listen to them, get to know them on a personal level, and show them that you appreciate their hard work with things like time off and bonuses. By doing this, you’ll inspire them to do their best work for your company.
Once you have your team assembled, it’s important to keep them happy and engaged!
Here are a few tips to set your team up for success and keep them inspired:
1. Offer regular training and development opportunities
Provide your team with an opportunity to grow and develop their skills by offering regular training and other development opportunities. This can be in the form of online courses, conferences, or even on-the-job training.
2. Encourage a healthy work-life balance
Encourage your team to maintain a healthy work-life balance by offering flexible hours and working from home options. This will help them to avoid burnout and stay motivated. It also helps to give them the occasional day off to relax and recharge!
3. Celebrate successes together
Finally, make sure to celebrate successes together as a team. This could be in the form of a team lunch, celebration email, or even just a simple thank you. By doing this, you’ll show your team that you appreciate their hard work and remind them that they’re part of something special.
4. Offer regular feedback
Make sure to offer regular feedback, both positive and constructive. This way, they’ll know what they’re doing well and what they need to work on.
5. And as always, don’t forget to communicate
Encourage open communication by having regular team meetings and one-on-one check-ins. This will give your team the chance to share their ideas, concerns, and feedback with you. It also helps to build trust and rapport within the team!
Remember, building a thriving team is essential to the success of any business. By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to putting together a highly-skilled and motivated team that will help your business succeed!
PS – If you want to learn more about how I implemented these best practices in building my thriving team, make sure you give this episode a listen. I shared some practical and actionable tips that you can use to build your own high-performing team. Thanks so much for tuning in and I hope you find this helpful!
“When people feel that their work has a purpose and that they have a say in that, they’re going to perform at a much higher level. They’re going to stay engaged and be more committed.” – Stephanie Skryzowski
What you’ll learn in this episode:
- How to build a highly capable and thriving team that supports your business
- Why you don’t want to wait until you’re 100% capacity before growing your team
- The advantage of structuring interviews as a conversation VS structured and scripted questions
- Employee pyramid of needs and how to inspire your team
Links in this episode:
- Pyramid of employee needs (research from Bain & Company)
More resources to help you elevate not just your team, but also your business:
- Amy Northard on Investing in Your Business Infrastructure
- 8 Tips to Host a Virtual Team Retreat
- 4 Strategies to Build a Sustainable Business
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