Anoma Tech Inc
Published in

Anoma Tech Inc

Three Steps to Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture

“ A company’s culture is the foundation for future innovation ’’ — Brain Chesky

To be truly business savvy, an organization must have the right people in place across its workforce.

Here’s how to find and keep your best employees.

Entrepreneurial businesses are distinguished by their energy, ideas, willingness, and ability to change. It’s a business approach that’s gaining traction across the globe as leaders seek to harness the rapid pace of technological change.

To be truly entrepreneurial, an organization must have the right people in place across its workforce. It is essential to have a recruitment strategy in place that identifies, hires and retains employees who are a perfect fit for your operation.

Entrepreneurial Culture

Being ready for a new method of recruiting

It’s not as simple as it appears on paper. Top talent, in particular, has a plethora of opportunities at their disposal: we’ve all known at least one high achiever who always seems to have a new role on the horizon often several at the same time.

Let’s look at five traditional themes that stymie a more entrepreneurial approach to hiring then how to keep your industry’s shining stars, and how you can change course.

“ A company without culture cannot build a sustainable business ’’ — Krishna Kittur

  1. First and foremost, understand your own culture:

You won’t be able to persuade potential employees that your company is a place where their entrepreneurial spirit can thrive if it doesn’t exist within your organization. If you haven’t already done so, examine your culture today and what you want it to be tomorrow. How do you want potential employees to feel when they first come into contact with your company?

What can you offer them in terms of a career, and what do you require from them in order to grow your business?

This is essential for hiring the right people in the first place, with the natural consequence of longer-tenured talent providing the most value to your company. Adaptability, independence, and a growth and ideas mindset have been identified as core characteristics of our culture, but also of everyone who comes to work here. Good things can happen if you explain your vision and find the right people for the job.

“ The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer ’’ — Nolan Bushnell

Entrepreneurial Culture

2. Be open and honest with your co-workers:

As a result, the interviewee is left largely in the twilight about the benefits of joining the company. Use the process’s opportunity to share your organization’s vision, especially if you’ve advanced to the second or third stage. Be honest about how far you’ve gotten in putting that vision into action, and what you’re looking for in a candidate to help your company progress on the journey. It’s even worth asking how they’d improve your vision.

Maintain your humbleness, if you didn’t need this person’s assistance, you wouldn’t be interviewing them. When we’re recruiting, we always remember David Ogilvy’s famous line: “If each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.”

3. Recognize that balanced risk is advantageous:

Without an open-minded approach to risk, you have little chance of reaping the large rewards that are central to your entrepreneurial culture.

The right level of tension is required: enough support for the individual’s idea to watch it grow, but enough independence to try, fail if necessary, and succeed the next time.

Trying to instill the belief that ideas can be heard within your organization, as well as being brave enough to give them the space to sink or succeed, is essential to making talent believe they can achieve anything, which builds accountability across your workforce.

Entrepreneurial Culture

“ Entrepreneurship isn’t just a label — it’s a lifestyle ’’ — Richard Branson

As previously stated, none of these things are as simple to put into practice as theory suggests; each element presents its own set of challenges. However, it is also true that they involve the essence of a truly entrepreneurial talent strategy.

Find the right mix of honesty, agility, innovation, and reward, and your talent and business will thrive.

Are you looking for the most recent insights? Click here to read more blogs.

--

--

--

At Anoma our motto is to bring a client-first approach to a variety of IT services and industries.

Recommended from Medium

How to Effectively Manage Your Remote Team

Debriefing: A Simple Tool to Help Your Team Tackle Tough Problems

Employers: 24% Of Employees Feel You’re Ignoring Workplace Bullying.

Stefan Avramtchev Of Just Promoted Coach: Five Things You Need To Create a Highly Successful Career…

Every Company Is A Technology Company

Authentic Leadership: Key characteristics & Ways to develop your authenticity as a leader

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A LEADER AND HOW LEADERSHIP COACHING CAN HELP

The Management Show — How To Make Space For Leadership?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Nikita Miskin

Nikita Miskin

Follow, www.anoma.io

More from Medium

A new toy in the Playroom: Shops!

Tracking down marketing myths: what we are and what we are not

An Evaluation of Contagious: Why Things Catch On

How my time at Salford Business School prepares me for a career in digital marketing?