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Alex Schnee

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Alex is a travel writer, author, and businessperson. She's currently traveling the world and trying pizza in every country she visits.

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Running a business can be as pleasurable as the people you are working with. Fortunately, if you are a manager or you run your own company, you are usually the one assembling a team that you can count on in the long run. This can come with its own set of challenges, and it’s not always easy trying to find just the right combination of people in order to make it work.

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The good news is that once you get it right, you are likely to have a system that works for you and that you can feel good about. Here’s how you can put together the perfect team for your company.

Know Both Your Strengths And Your Weaknesses

Before you think about starting the hiring process, you’ll want to know in which ways your business model is strong and in which ways you feel having the right team can help to improve it. Part of running a business that can grow over time is knowing which areas you’ll consistently need to work on. You want to go into choosing people with a mind of what you already want to accomplish and which type of person you need to have in each role.

Find Your Core Team, And Trust Them

You want to feel really good about whom you are working with. After the hiring process, you should feel excited about the people you have brought on board and feel good about the skills they can bring to the table. You won’t want to relinquish full control of your business, but you’ll want to feel good about handing them some of the bigger projects and seeing how it works out. Trust is a major component of helping your team, and trusting each individual’s talents can get you a long way.

Remain Available

Letting your team know that you are in the process of the development of your business can be vital. While you want to let them know that you trust their expertise, it’s also good to be in communication with them, as well. You might want to do this with tools like Slack polls or applications like Trello or Asana. No one likes to feel lost or as though they don’t know what their tasks are, and that requires having a supervisor who is interested in providing goal-oriented plans for each of his or her team. You’ll want your new team to know that you have their best interests at heart and that you are there to answer any questions.

Be Flexible

Part of running a business is keeping an open mind to things that your new team might suggest. Even if you have a very clear vision for what you want to accomplish, you want to have others involved in what you are going and finding new ways to reach your dreams. The ultimate team won’t be afraid to point out the issues that your business is facing and how best to approach overcoming them. You as a business owner should be open-minded and willing to think about things in a new way.

The right team can make all the difference for your business and what you want to create over a number of years. With this in mind, you can choose people who you know share the same vision you do and want to see your company succeed.

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