How to Create The Perfect Startup Team

There’s one thing that separates a mediocre from a successful startup – it is a great team!

You need to know that creating a Startup isn’t a one-man job. 

It’s a collaboration of the whole team, instead. In order to maintain a sustainable Startup, you need the right team members.  No man scaled a Startup from the start to a successful business on his own. It’s a myth! 

Behind every successful Startup is a group of people – working as one. 

It’s a long and complex process, and it’s easy to get distracted. Running Startup is a daily struggle that makes it easy to miss a lot of opportunities – so there’s a wider range of different points of view when you have a team behind you.

To avoid distractions, you need to stick to your basic idea and step by step incorporate your team members into a firm startup foundation.

But how do you find the right people? You don’t need to – build your team instead! 

Find the people you can rely on – in every situation. 

There are a few ways to do it. First of all, you need to have a complete plan and a clear vision of what you want to achieve. And then you have to downscale your potential team members and choose the right ones. There’s a brilliant way to scale the values of your team members!

Performance vs Trustworthiness method!

And here we are, is the performance of a team member an essential skill?

It is a very important process for selecting the right member, and one ability that most Startup owners ignore is trustworthiness.

To include someone in your team means to incorporate that person into your basic idea – the idea that is the starting point for your startup.

Keep in mind that data management is very critical, and you need to make sure that your confidential data does not leak. 

There are so many things that you can easily overlook when building your startup team. 

To avoid this, make a shortlist of the main priorities and try to keep up with them in the process of choosing the right team members.

Here are some tips that we’ve overlooked building the startup team – and we’re going to share it with you!

Well, because knowledge is here to be shared!

1. Build a reliable team

As we have already mentioned, performance is not the only quality your team members need. You need a reliable team that can overcome potential issues on its own. If you’re not around, there’s a team that can make the right decisions. 

Once you gain trust between your team members, productivity and performance will begin to grow.

And you need to know that trust doesn’t come without investment and effort. There is a chance to achieve great things by sharing the same vision and work culture!

“Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” 

Patrick Lencioni

2. Monitor and provide feedback to your team

Work environment transparency is key to the growth of your Startup. You need to constantly monitor outcomes and give feedback to your team.

Giving regular feedback to your team is what makes you strong. The key takeaways of the Lean Startup Methodology is Build, measure, learn and that’s something you should also apply when it comes to your newly founded team. Build a team, measure your progress as a team and learn from your mistakes – and you’re going to make mistakes.

With every aspect of your team’s work in mind, you will build on the sustainable growth of your Startup.

“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.”  

Jim Stovall

3. Build a healthy working atmosphere

Try to develop a pleasant and dynamic working environment for your team and allow them to grow as an individual. They can achieve incredible things by giving them freedom and independence, becoming more effective and maintaining high-quality work. 

With that in mind, you’re on a great way to create a successful startup business.

You will find that productivity is increasing and that team members are closer to each other as coworkers and friends – continuously improving their contribution.

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” 

Andrew Carnegie

4. Enjoy the process!

Surrounding yourself with people you enjoy being around, creating a motivational atmosphere for everyone. You’re going to spend a lot of time together, through issues, failures, and there’s got to be a good interaction involved – on the opposite, a workflow can be a challenge.

Working on your Startup with the right team, not the best performers, but the people you trust and can rely on in every situation – that’s the key to a successful Startup business.

“He who masters the power formed by a group of people working together has within his grasp one of the greatest powers known to man.”

Idowu Koyenikan

To sum up, 

is there a perfect Startup team? No.

But, some people will do their best and push themselves to the limits to achieve the main goal.

Sustainable, profitable Startup company!

These four steps in growing your perfect Startup team are a part of a collaborative mindset that every entrepreneur needs to have, to create and maintain productivity growth.

Through actively encouraging team members’ relationships in the workplace.

Technical skills are easy to perfect as time passes, but the character and sensitivity of people is not something you need to deal with. The goal is to find people with similar priorities, ambitions, and personality.

When you find those people, it’s going to be easy to grow together and become the best team you can!

And keep in mind that “None of us is as smart as all of us.” and let it be a personal and professional goal – to achieve incredible things!

What advice do you have to create a great Startup team?

Please leave a comment – and help us share the knowledge! 

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