When I got started in the business I was a machine, I had my hand in every bucket and I never took a step back just to breathe. However, with time and experience, I learned the value of having a strong team.
I realized that growing a team meant I had a business and not just a job. By building a strong team, I was able to get things done and done well. Once you establish a fit team, it’s essential that you maintain it by constantly nurturing it with a positive environment.
Your team will be the foundation of your business. When you have a solid team, you can work on rather than in your business, allowing you to evolve with your brand.
If you deny yourself the leverage of having a team your business will suffer and you won’t reach the career goals or lifestyle you truly want.
When you create a positive work environment you’re directly growing your business—by cutting down team members’ stress, you’re eliminating burnout and creating a commitment to your objective.
For me, I think of all my team members as business partners and I like to treat them as such. To establish this environment, I follow a few simple guidelines:
Always support your team—even if that means losing a client.
Let your team members have the freedom to work and don’t micromanage.
By giving up some control, you will allow your business to evolve.
Create a way for team members to participate in the profitability of the firm.
Show your team members their primary function is to provide you with the right tools to get prospects and clients on board.
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Aside from making your team members feel connected, you must take measures to create a space that is conducive to productivity. Here are some great tips to achieve this:
It’s important to be motivational, but it’s equally important to recognize success after the fact.
Everyone needs and deserves a positive work-life balance. People feel more motivated when they feel they can balance their work with life’s many other demands. If an employee needs to work from home for a couple of days while a kid is getting over the flu, let them!
It’s okay to let loose every once in a while and do something fun. Fun happens when people feel well-connected with a team where there’s mutual respect, open communication, and collaboration.
Being kind can go a long way, not only does it show respect and that you care, but it can completely change someone’s day by boosting their mood!
When we have a supportive work environment, we maintain a positive mindset and can find meaning and purpose in what we do.
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