Hey, Marti here from The Professional Builder.
What I wanted to go through with you today was how do you get your team on the same page and rowing in the same direction and how do you make those tough or necessary decisions simple?
They’ll never be easy, but they become more commonplace as your business grows because more pressure comes on your team and your systems, or your lack thereof.
Firstly I would like to touch on values, as these principles are the North star or the guiding light on how we do business around here. And if you think it’s basically your inner moral guiding compass, but physically, logistically, where’s the company heading? How’s it going to get there? And how’s it going to get there is by following the principles and the values that you hold dear. And your business is just a reflection and extension of yourself.
So how do you go about doing this and more importantly, installing them into your company so that they’re not just the thing on the wall that sits there and no one has any idea what they are, how they impact the business or how to apply them each and every day because they’re meant to be a living, breathing document that the team uses every day. Here are some quick bullet points that you guys can use to do this.
The first key thing is to list out all the points that are important to you. Some of ours are world-class, PSR – problem solution recommendation, speed of execution, systems run the business and speak your mind (but don’t be a dick)
Once you have listed out all your important values, then have a sit down with the team and get their input. Jot these down on a board and you might get anywhere from 10 to 20 different values/principles.
So you can have the greatest strategy, but if you’ve got people who aren’t on the same mission, aren’t on the same vision, aren’t on the same page and not engaged, won’t work like a man possessed and also be rewarded for it, then it’s not going to work because you can teach them the skills, but you can’t teach them the attitude and culture fit.