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3 Principles Of Successful Teamwork.

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How to grow a team from scratch

Successful teamwork is not about mastering subtle, sophisticated theories, but rather about combining common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence. Ironically, teams succeed because they are exceedingly human. By acknowledging the imperfections of their humanity, teams overcome the natural tendencies that make teamwork so elusive.
Patrick Lencionoi

When you’re building something from the ground up and have the resources to make your first hire, who should you hire first? And second? And third?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there isn’t a standard answer. What you *can *do is analyse what your role is and how you spend your time.This will show you where the gaps are.

Know yourself.

Start with some introspection on your role in the project. Audit your schedule and performance. Write down all your responsibilities. Literally. Look at them from a weekly or monthly perspective. Look at your calendars and to-do lists. Look at your strengths and passions. Look at your areas of low performance, or the things you ignore.They probably fit into distinct categories.

Know your business.

You have to know what is most important to your function and your project at all times. Notice the things you’re spending little time on but still performing well in, or more importantly, the areas that you’re spending little time on and not performing well in. Consider what will be happening over the next 12 months. Write down the resources you will need to hit each milestone.

Build a hiring plan.

If you can’t give more of your time to your project, or at least reallocate your time, make a hiring plan based on the priority areas that aren’t doing well. Keep this updated and within arm’s reach. When you’re ready to grow your team, trust your gut.

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