Great Team – Here are 6 Great Tips to Help You Build One

Great Team

Building a great team is the first step to a more productive and prosperous business. Your team can be made up of people who are specialists and those who can manage repeatable tasks. Once you have a great team, the next step is to create and optimize your management systems and processes. The following tips and pieces of advice will help you manage your team with ease.

1. Establish The “Why,” Not Just The “What” and “How”

We tend not to put maximum effort into things we see as unimportant. When a team is assigned a certain project but doesn’t have a clear sense for why it matters for the company, it’s likely that members will work merely to pull it off adequately. You’re unlikely to get exceptional, truly creative solutions.

It’s crucial that every member agrees they can accomplish more working collaboratively than they ever could separately. At the beginning, make sure everyone understands the importance of what you’re doing, and how it fits into the company’s overall goals.

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2. Hold Regular Meetings

We also have set weekly meetings. We have all-hands company meetings each week using GotoMeeting. These meetings last approximately half an hour. Each member of our team gives a brief report of the highlights from the past week and what they’ll be working on the next week. We don’t use this meeting to manage projects or coordinate anything – it’s purely to help everyone stay in the loop, see each other’s faces, and hear each other’s voices.

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3. Set Recurring Tasks

Take out a sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle. On the left side, write the word “recurring,” and on the right side, put “not recurring.” Now, stop and think about all the work your team does on a regular basis. Are these tasks recurring or not? You may be surprised to see the vast number of items in the “recurring” column.

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4. Improve Your Communication for a Great Team

Communication in any workplace is important. If you’re the lead developer for your small business, do you really have time to be chasing people down for answers to important questions? Do you want to be worrying about whether or not someone is communicating properly with your new client? Probably not.

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5. Hire People Who Are Better Than You

I am often surprised to see managers surround themselves with mediocre talent. This is probably due to human insecurities related to self-confidence. Great people will help your team achieve more.

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6. Exercise Empathy and Compassion

It doesn’t cost anything to be kind, and the benefits for managers are great. Empathy and compassion significantly improve employee performance, engagement, and profitability.

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Integrating these six tips into your team management plan will yield dramatic results. The smoother your team runs, the easier it is for you to focus on your priority tasks. The easier it is to build a more profitable business.


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