Episode 45 | Digital Team Messes

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Episode 45 | Digital Team Messes

In this episode of the Messy Back-End of Entrepreneurship, our Expert, Jason Swenk, Agency Advisor, shares his advice on how to build a team successfully.

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
-Michael Jordan

How do you hire the right people?

Before you get to a hiring point you have to know where the company is going and you have to have the right foundation in place. If you don’t have that clarity you then they can’t figure out how do we evaluate who is the best person for my company that can actually make decisions without me.

Let’s say we are on a boat going from New York to London, but you don’t tell anyone where you are going and your driving. After 10 hours you are going to need to take a nap. Every time the boat changes course your team keeps waking you up. You keep coming to the wheel and adjusting it. Finally, if you just telling where you are going they can just make the decision and fix it.

Hire someone that is better than you in the areas that you are struggling with.

Make sure they have the same core values as you.
You should be hiring for your weaknesses. It is a mistake to work on your weaknesses. You should be working on your strengths.

The best businesses in the world treat their employees first and go to bat for them over any client. If you have clients that are affecting your business they will affect your business for a long time and change the value of your business.

Always trust your gut!

If you find some prospects with your vision and core values, how do you then get them onboard?

Even before they are hired, you should record the jobs and processes you always do. Before their first day, you can share the library of videos of all the things they will be doing. On Day one they can be efficient and ready to go. It helps them to understand the long term goal and why.

They come up with quarterly goals for the company and break them down in a number of different ways. The team members also come up with their goals for the quarter. It gives them purpose and interest in the company.

His job as a leader and to have them achieve their goals and provide resources and things they need and make them better.

If you help them achieve their goals they are going to take care of you.

Building this relationship of trust between you and your team helps to open and keep open the door of communication as well.

If the team members have worth in their job, it is no longer a job.

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