There comes a time in your business when you realise that you need to start building a team in order to reach new levels of success in your business.
After building a strong foundation, hiring for the right roles and skillsets and structuring their roles to match their motivations. It’s important to build a culture in your team that stands for a ‘team first’ mentality and can self-regulate.
In the last ‘MASTERMIND. With Sherrie’ session, former Wallabies Captain, rugby superstar and business leader, Nathan Sharpe, shared with the masterminders his learnings on developing and leading high performing teams.
Two of the most important elements of building teams are building a ‘team first’ mindset and making sure that your team can self-regulate.
What does this mean?
A ‘team first’ mentality is looking at your team as one. Each person on the team as a collective is far greater than an individual contributor. Each of those team members has a unique skill set to offer and when they work in synergy, your team will operate as a single unit.
A team that has this mentality will rally behind and drive the goals of the business so you can all succeed together.
Each decision made or goal set is done in consideration of what is best for the tea, not from an individualistic point of view.
A team that successfully builds this culture is highly connected, understands each other’s needs and ways of operating, is considerate of each other and is driven to not let each other down.
Teams with this mentality are generally more resilient because of the support available within the team and can better manage any challenges that may arise in the long term.
Wins are also bigger with this type of culture, celebrating in a team with a close bond is more festive than just doing it alone.
Self-regulation comes off the back of successfully building a ‘team first’ mentality.
A self-regulating team is where the employees in your team can develop themselves, take full responsibility for their roles and work with their other team members to ensure that everyone works together carrying the load.
The team ‘leader’ doesn’t necessarily have to allocate as much time to team management, as the team members have taken ownership of the vision and their responsibilities to drive towards it.
As a business owner, the goal is to build a team that self-regulates to the point it makes that part of your role redundant. Leaving you with more time and space to focus on dollar productive tasks in your business and growth strategies.
These are two powerful elements of team building that are often overlooked BUT can make a huge impact on the success of your business!
The second series of ‘MASTERMIND. With Sherrie’ will be launching very soon! If you are interested in seeing who spoke in this season and want to register your details to be on the intake list for next, you can find out more here: sherriestoror.com/mastermind.