Building a dream team: dream or reality?

A team is an unstable substance. For one day remains a dream team, for another – it is not anymore, for example, because of changed external circumstances. It isn’t always going to be perfect.

The Cambridge dictionary defines a “Dream team” as a group of people who have been specially chosen to work together and are considered to be the best at what they do.

For me, a dream team means people united by the company’s goals, who you can rely on, who are professionals in their fields. They can resolve issues in their zone of responsibility taking into consideration the needs and goals of different participants/divisions. They speak with each other, argue and choose the most efficient solution that can be. 

One of the hardest things to do for CEOs and business owners is hiring the right people who can grow the business significantly. Those professionals watch your back, they are united by a shared aim, discuss every possible problem-solving way and come to a common most effective solution. Based on trust, dream team brings confidence and business security.

If you want to have a good team in place, check out the following steps for building a dream team.

Define a zone that should be improved

Depending on a zone where a bottleneck is, for example, management, sales, marketing or technical sphere, decide from which division it is better to start and what role should be improved or covered by a new employee.

There is always room for improvement in everything but stay focused on a purpose. Thus, so you won’t dive deep into improvements which have no critical value for your business now.

Look for the necessary team players

Dream hires usually have an occupation already in companies that we respect or follow. That’s why they are people everyone wants to have in a team. 

Dream hires normally have an occupation already in well-known companies. That’s why they are people everyone wants to have in a team. 

To find the right match, first of all, you need to create a list of jobs and such personnel and contact these people directly with a good offer. Also, search for people who worked for these companies. They will definitely be a good fit. I don’t really like such a hiring process – called hunting – but this approach is an effective one to get hires you are seeking.

Steve Jobs said, “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do”. This means that for an entrepreneur, executive or business owner, it’s not a privilege to be the smartest person in the room while growing the company. 

As each specialist has their specialization they bring unique value, insights and right skills to the table to drive the business forward.

Nurture your people

When necessary people are found and hired, create such atmosphere and working space so they have all the resources and can grow both professionally and personally. A team of people who are keen to develop themselves will only fuel a desire to get better.

Treat employees well and retain them

Treat staff well enough so they want to be a part of your team for a long time. Keep in mind their motives to work in your company, know what happens in their lives, etc. And of course, listen to them attentively, somehow they know how to bring your company to success.

Summing up

Building a dream team is a hard thing but cooperating with star people is a big pleasure and it’s worth it. As Richard Branson said: “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to”.

Do you know any other tips for building a dream team? Go ahead and share your experience with readers!

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