How to Build the Perfect Team for Your Business

December 23rd, 2015 Posted by CEO, Delegate, Employment, Leadership, Manager, Relationships, Strategy 18 thoughts on “How to Build the Perfect Team for Your Business”

pile of plastic toy menWhile you should rely heavily on strategic planning to get ahead in the business world, if you don’t have the right team in place to implement your business strategy, you are going to go nowhere quite fast.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re starting a new business or have been in your industry for several years, hiring the right people can make a huge difference in your chances for success.

But how is this done?

Building the perfect team, like running a business, is just as much of an art as it is a science. And it’s something that a lot of people struggle with, even if they have been running a successful business for years.

This is because a lot of people don’t really understand what makes a good business team. Is it talent, creativity, or something else?

Hire Based on Your Needs

Every year, around the beginning of November, something quite amusing happens: the NFL trade deadline comes and goes.

It’s a time when most fans closely watch news outlets, looking to see who made what moves for which players. It’s also a time when you see diehard fans pulling their hair out because their favorite team’s general manager just traded away their best wide receiver for a couple of draft picks two years down the line.

But once the tears fade away, you can usually see why the trade was made.

Perhaps the receiver was struggling with an injury, or perhaps he was getting older, his contract was about to end or he was costing too much money.

Or maybe the team didn’t need him because they have several other receivers who are putting up great numbers.

The point is: the best hire is not always the best hire for you.

You have to identify what your team needs. You can’t just indiscriminately scoop up the most talented individuals in your industry. You have to focus on building a well-rounded team that can handle every situation.

Take a good hard look at your team. What type of person do you need based on your key performance indicators?

Remember, your main goal is to build a team, not a roster of talented individuals.

Hire Based on Culture

A good business culture makes a great business team.

While hiring based on qualifications is all well and good, you want to make sure to build a team that is passionate about your vision and the culture in which you want to build within your organization.

If you are looking to maintain a team-based environment where people bounce ideas off one another, you shouldn’t be looking to hire a person who prefers to work alone in the corner of the room.

The most important step in doing this is to clearly outline your business vision. If your employees don’t understand what you are trying to accomplish, they cannot help you get there.

Once everyone is one the same page as you, involve them in the hiring process. Let them sit in on interviews with potential employees and ask them for feedback on every candidate. You want to hire the most qualified candidate who also fits best with your team.

Remember, a team that is happy, works well together and is passionate about your vision is the most productive team.

Moving Forward

Once you have your team built, you want to make sure that they stay with you for the long run. Although this is another topic for another day, here are a few quick tips to keeping your team happy and productive:

  • Challenge them.
  • Reward them for their accomplishments
  • Listen to their wants and needs.
  • Give them the tools that they need to succeed.
  • Show them that you care.
  • Don’t just hire someone that can do the job today, hire someone that can change as the job changes.

While these tips can help you get started, so much goes into building and maintaining a great team that it would take an entire book to tell you everything there is to know. Thankfully, the Business is ART book is available for you to purchase (you’re welcome), and in the meantime, you can satiate your appetite for success by checking out our Freebies section of the website.

18 thoughts on “How to Build the Perfect Team for Your Business”

  1. Lea says:

    Listen to their wants and needs.”

    Yea!
    @MentalHealthLea
    https://ca.linkedin.com/in/leabianchin

    1. jon says:

      Thank you, Lea. Sounds simple enough, right?

  2. Hi, this weekend is good in support of me, as this moment i
    am reading this fantastic informative piece of writing here at my home.

    1. Jon Umstead says:

      Thanks, workboots. Hope the rest of your weekend was great.

  3. Kill says:

    I’ve been surfing online more than three hours
    today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

  4. Will says:

    It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and
    it’s time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting things or suggestions.

    Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article.
    I want to read more things about it!

    1. Jon Umstead says:

      Thank you, Will. I’m glad to hear it. That’s my objective…pass along good content that people can actually use.

  5. Jack says:

    I’ll immediately grasp your rss feed as I can not to find
    your email subscription link or e-newsletter service.
    Do you have any? Please permit me understand in order that I may subscribe.
    Thanks.

    1. Jon Umstead says:

      Thank you. Here is the link: https://www.businessisart.net/contact/

  6. Chrinstine says:

    I am sure this article has touched all the internet people, its really really good piece of writing on building up new web site.

  7. payday loans says:

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning
    this post and the rest oof the website is also
    rally good.

  8. mobil porno says:

    Hi there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look
    forward to all your posts! Keep up the great
    work!

    1. Jon Umstead says:

      Thank you. Don’t get caught!

  9. Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to
    follow you if that would be ok. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

    1. Jon Umstead says:

      I’m on Twitter. Just click on the Twitter icon on this page. Looking forward to it.

  10. Hello! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d figured
    I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging
    links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa?
    My website covers a lot of the same topics as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.

    If you happen to be interested feel free to send me an email.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Fantastic blog
    by the way!

    1. Jon Umstead says:

      Thanks. Please use the contact form to reach me. I am interested but am also weary of spam.

  11. Philomena says:

    I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This paragraph poszted
    at this website is really pleasant.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Plan Canvas is a community and a powerful software for improving your odds of business success and personal fulfillment.

© SeaSeven LLC 2017.
Developed with FRW Studios.