Challenge accepted: how to create an awesome team and grow it

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Good product. Passionate Leader. Clear mission. Right people doing the job. Simple? Yes, actually it is. Every person has his or her own goals in life and they are looking to fulfill them. Whether you are looking for a team to create or a team to be part of, in this session we will talk about what makes a skillful person decide to join your team and stay there? What can you do to keep the team passionate and motivated on the long run? Does your company really have your face or the team’s face? This 1,5 h session@Conference Check-IN we will have a look at creation, development and attractiveness of a company and the working-style brand it can create to get and keep the best people.

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Challenge accepted: how to create an awesome team and grow it

  1. 1. Challenge accepted: how to create an awesome team and grow it Liisi Toom Persoonibrändi Agentuur OÜ liisi@persoonibrand.ee http://persoonibrand.ee
  2. 2. What is a team? • 1+n people • Common goal • Common values • Mixture of skills
  3. 3. The Culture• The way we get stuff done around here – Decision making speed – Tasking – Control – Behaviour with clients and co-workers – Relationships – The X-factor
  4. 4. AWESOME ˈ -səm, adj ȯWikipedia:1 : expressive of awe <awesome tribute>2. a : inspiring awe <an awesome task> b : terrific, extraordinary <had an awesome time>URBAN dictionary:An overused adjective intended to denote something as "cool" or "great" but instead winds up meaning "lame." This is actually a reflection of the lameness of person using the word, the degree of which is directly proportionate to difference between the users perspective of the so-called awesome object / person / situation and that of a reasonably sober, well-informed observer.
  5. 5. START FROM THE BEGINNING
  6. 6. Step 1: Take a good look• What is the goal of the company? Is it relevant to someone?• What are the values of the company?• Do people know what they are doing?• How do you perform?• How is the company perceived outside? Inside?• Does the structure support reaching the goal?
  7. 7. STEP 2: DEFINE OWN CULTURE
  8. 8. Culture elements• Following the hiarchy• Celebrations• Working environment• Bonuses• The untouchables
  9. 9. STEP 3: LIVE YOUR STYLE
  10. 10. Task• What does your company do?• What is your role there?• What is one interesting thing to remember about your company’s culture?
  11. 11. “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” (Al Gore quoting African proverb)STEP 4: NEED MOREPEOPLE?
  12. 12. Carrots of Today• Big salary theory• Give work• Give purpose (feedback, results,self-development, profits)• Give good environment• A-list people
  13. 13. Define• What hat is (s)he going to wear?• Who should (s)he be like in person? – Do you really need her/him? – Yes? GO – No/No right candidates?
  14. 14. STEP 5: ALIGN THE HIRINGMESSAGE
  15. 15. Align the message inside and out• Consistent with the culture• Different• Promise what you actually offer• Offer what they actually want• Go where the target group is• Think long-term (PR), network• Build hiring-pipeline
  16. 16. • "If you want to build a ship, dont drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." -Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  17. 17. Who should you hire• Is exceptional. – CV does not make the person exceptional.• Is social.• Constantly develops him/herself.• Has passion for what he/she does.• Combo of good skills – effective - good attitude.
  18. 18. STEP 7: KEEP THEPRODUCT/SERVICE EXCELLENT
  19. 19. Start from the inside• As a company • PersonBring excellent product and offer Know your skills, values and goals market value for your people, that drive you and respect the respect the people who help employer who pays you for you reach your dreams and fulfilling it. help them reach theirs.
  20. 20. http://persoonibrand.ee THANK YOU!

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