“MY MODEL FOR BUSINESS
IS THE BEATLES. THEY WERE
FOUR GUYS WHO KEPT
EACH OTHER’S NEGATIVE
TENDENCIES IN CHECK.
THEY BALANCED EACH
OTHER AND THE TOTAL
WAS GREATER THAN THE
SUM OF THE PARTS. THAT’S
HOW I SEE BUSINESS: GREAT
THINGS IN BUSINESS ARE
NEVER DONE BY ONE
DONE BY A TEAM
– Steve Jobs
A manager’s first
challenge is picking the
right people for the team.
SKILLS YOU NEED
Understand what skills you need for your team.
Success hinges on having the right people for the
Draw up a list of the skills, qualification and
experience needed for the team, keep this in mind
at every stage of the selection process.
Some skills are indispensable. Double up on people
with those skills in case a problem arises.
This means the team can be flexible in the face
of unexpected circumstances.
DOUBLE UP ON
It is important to hire the necessary amount of
people, whilst staying within the budget.
Too many can cause confusion, too few puts
pressure on the staff.
Gain a full understanding of the exact needs of your
team and goals and the right number will be easier
GET THE RIGHT
NUMBER OF PEOPLE
Skills aren’t the be all and end all, the team must
work well with each other to be most productive.
The best team will be not too dissimilar in
temperament to one another, but diverse enough
to have unique ideas.
A manager should gauge the personalities in the
selection process to ensure they will be a good fit
and if they will work for the team as a whole.
The best results will come from people who are
genuinely interested and committed to the task.
While skills are important, it is vital to have
enthusiastic team members who will go the extra
mile for the project.
You should select those who are enthusiastic from
the start as they are most motivated to see the
team’s goals through.
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