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Best Practices to Build a Dream Team for Your Brand.
Building a dream team of brilliant employees who can drive your business forward requires business owners to create a team-based organization that promotes trust and co-operation. Whether you’re thinking about hiring your first employee, or you already have a large team, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking your employees will fall into a cohesive dream-team model like a well-oiled machine.
Here is what you need to do to build your dream team!
Step 1: Hire the right people
When you’re thinking of building a dream team, you’re not simply recruiting someone to do the job, you’re also looking for someone to fit the missing piece in your company. Finding the right fit goes beyond credentials, it’s about personality, values, and principles.
While the hiring process can appear long and tiring, especially for small business owners who oversee it from start to end, it’s the first step in shaping your ultimate team. Settling on an employee that appears ‘will do’ instead of keeping on the hunt for the right one is what differentiates a dream team from a mediocre one.
Step 2: Make a list of the roles you need to fill
After choosing to focus on one role that will move the needle for your company, it’s time to build a list of dream hires from companies that you respect. The best hires who can make a massive difference for your company are usually already employed. So, for important executive roles, don’t worry about making job postings, that’s a waste of your time.
Step 3: Communication
Good communication is a “must” for effectiveness. Successful teams have to communicate often and well to stay focused and on track to complete group and company goals. This includes having multiple methods of communication such as:
Step 4: Trust
Team members must be able to trust each other. The assumption of trust is critical to advance team objectives. Trust is developed through open and honest communication, commitment, collaboration, cooperation, reliability, and respect. Trust is integral to successful team building.
Step 5: Cooperation
If trust and positive attitudes exist within the team, cooperation falls into place allowing the team to work well together. A certain amount of conflict is inevitable, but not always negative. Working through conflict in a professional way can help teams learn to resolve differences, compromise, and improve team performance through better cooperation.
Step 6: Inspire your team with your company’s culture
Company culture can more simply be described as the shared ethos of an organization. Creating a strong, positive personality for your business doesn’t have to be a big and a backbreaking task. First recognise your company culture by means of its values and regularly remind employees of your culture through simple yet meaningful gestures.
Step 7: Reward employees for impact, not presence
Recognition and reward based on impact have a more positive effect on an individual’s feelings of competence and self-efficacy, compared to awards given for non-competency contingent rewards like length of service or birthdays.
Not only do they receive the recognition for their impact, also increasing their feeling of competence and professionally, they also receive the benefit of a provisional or material reward that is valuable to them.
Follow these practices to build trust and inspire teamwork among employees by enabling and empowering them to accomplish quality work that contributes to the overall business objectives. Business success is clearly linked to the quality of employees.
“Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.” – Ifeanyi Onuoha