Updated: Jun 17
You can't do it all.
When preparing for growth or emerging from a crisis, it is imperative that you have the right team on board. You may be asking many of your team members to stretch into areas they are uncomfortable with. What do you do?
The first step is to take a deep breath and evaluate your existing team. Can they get you where you need to go or do you need to make some changes? This can be tough, but it is better to do it now than later.
Second, prepare your employees. Ask them thought-provoking questions like:
If you lost a key employee tomorrow, what would you do to ensure continued success?
If sales orders tripled next month, could you handle it?
What is your hiring plan for doubling your department?
Will our current process handle 10 times the throughput? If not, what needs to change?
The answers you receive will give you a good idea of their view of the big picture, both short and long term views. Evaluate and make changes if needed.
Once you have the right team in place, establish targets and hold them accountable. Use KPI's to measure performance and progress toward goals. Over-communicate to them with radical transparency.
Be the leader they are hoping you are!
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Rich Hall Group