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.
Many business owners end up going through the hiring and firing process multiple times in order to build a strong team. The failure is not about your skills or shortcomings. It’s a failure of the approach you use to hire, manage, and lead your team.
If you’re new to the idea of building a team, you might feel confused as you gather advice and consider whether you should delegate tasks or roles. I’d like to help clarify a few things for you with this post, because when building a team you’ll want to consider your approach carefully.
Last time we talked about creating an “ecourse” about your business. I suggested you think about your systems in terms of “lessons” and organize them into business areas, i.e., modules. This way you can simply identify the systems you currently use, put together simple documentation for them, and fill in the gaps in a manner that makes the most sense for you and your business. But what if you didn’t stop there?