I don’t think anyone wants to micromanage their team. We want to trust our team members to deliver results. But, it is challenging to do this when the value we create for our clients is at stake. So we micromanage, checking and double checking progress and trying to control the results. We become frustrated – and so do the members of our team. There’s a way to break this cycle.
From customer service situations and problems with products or services to mistakes, mis-steps, and arguments between team members – managing your business can feel like a constant battle. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can prevent fires from igniting. Take a look at these tips and see what we can learn about preventing fires and managing profitably.
If you’re exhausted by operations – and find yourself just as busy (or maybe even busier) than you were before adding a team – you likely have one of three problems. And these problems are affecting more than just your energy level. They are creating problems for your team members as well.
A case study of Tara Gentile on how hiring profitably prepares your team members to be successful and benefits the group as a whole. Together, we’re sharing her experience with hiring profitably as she added a new community manager to her team.
There are plenty of reasons to fear delegation. It’s one thing to hand a well-documented process over to a talented individual while making sure you still have control of the outcome. Without a good understanding of your mission and a strong working relationship based on common goals and shared values, the outcome of this kind of a transition is questionable.
Hiring profitably is more than just creating a job description and interviewing candidates. You also have to take into account everything from personality traits and core values to communication style and pace.
The cure for your team frustration is hiring profitably. You don’t have to go through a nearly endless cycle of hiring and firing until you find the right people to get the results you need.