My Approach to Building a Team
Recently, I wanted to create a product of my own and use my digital marketing background to help grow it’s brand. I thought it’d be an easy business venture and that I could do it on my own. Although I could, it wouldn’t be executed to it’s full potential. I had to create a team that would be able to help me execute well. A team that was as passionate as I was about this product.
Getting a team together and understanding that I would have to pay them in the long run was easy for me to understand. Others? Not so much. I’ve always been a team player because I know I suck at almost everything. I need others who have an expertise in certain fields to help make this product work. The thing is that other people aren’t willing to share. What they don’t understand is that no one can do it all alone. Even if they do bring in a team, they have an ego and want everything done their way. Hard to build a strong team that way.
I have my strengths and my team has theirs. I want to put them in positions where they can execute on what they enjoy and are good at. I’d never want anyone to do something they’d hate. If a team member wanted to move from video editing into graphic design, i’m all for it. Because I know that they’d work a lot harder at what they enjoyed and were good at than if they hated their job.
Having a team that cares and trusts another is also extremely important. If one person is worried about the other persons’ tasks and work ethic, it’s going to be hard for the team to succeed. If each team member trusts another to get things done and actually genuinely cares about what’s going on in each other lives, then the team moves a lot faster. Because they’re aligned, they feel like they’re needed, and work gets done.
The team you build to execute your business, sports team, church group or whatever it might be is important. Don’t try to do it all alone. Don’t try to bring in anyone and everyone. Bring in people that has a strength in an area in which your team lacks. Actually get to know what they’re interested in and watch your team execute. I can’t wait to see how it all plays out.