👋 Hey there!
🚅 This is issue #42 of The Double E Bullet where I share two action-packed bullets to help you elevate your entrepreneurial journey and take you from founder to fearless leader.
🤝 Encouraging Collaboration Within the Organization 🤝
Here at Elevated Entrepreneur, we’ve discussed time and again that success is not an individual effort but a team commitment. In fact, the bullets that you read are a result of a collaborative process: from brainstorming ideas to actual writing to reviewing to the rewriting of the final version of each email.
So, when it comes to effective goal setting, we always believe that the right partnerships and collaborations help you propel your way to success, often exponentially, and this is true whether you are running your business solo or are starting to hire your first team members.
Here are some practical ways to encourage team effort in your own organization because, as the popular quote says, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.
1. Find complementary skills and individuals.
As a leader, I constantly seek out individuals whose skills and talents complement ours, both from inside and outside of the organization. I’ve had team members explore other fields of interest and develop their otherwise hidden skills. It could mean a constant process of trial and error for the team but, oftentimes, the effort becomes all worth it at the end.
2. Define each one’s roles and responsibilities.
In any organization, it is very important to have everyone’s roles and responsibilities clearly defined to avoid conflicts. Of course, some areas could overlap and that is where collaboration among team members come in. It is also important as a leader to master delegation and to let go of certain responsibilities that would otherwise hinder the growth of the company.
3. Keep communication lines clear.
Encourage open and transparent communication through regular updates among team members. This also allows the group to address challenges immediately and ensure that everyone is working towards the same goal.
4. Set aligned goals.
And speaking of goals, it is important that everyone is able to clearly define their goals that work toward the group’s vision. Many times, goals can be daunting and very intimidating, but when broken down into smaller workable chunks that are being delegated according to each team member’s strengths, they become a huge motivation for everyone.
5. Regularly assess and adjust.
No organization is perfect and especially so when you are working with multiple individuals with different personalities and skills. This makes it extremely important to come together regularly to acknowledge and celebrate milestones as well as evaluate progress and figure out areas of improvement.
Remember: collaborate, not compete. Don’t just work on beating yesterday’s numbers but focus on the overall potential of the entire team.
💰 Built to Sell by John Warrillow 💰
When it comes to goal setting, it’s always important to begin with the end in mind. So, even if you are operating your business by yourself today, you should always leave room for growth… who knows you might just be on your way to make your first hire soon.
What I really love about the book, Built to Sell, is that it is focused on guiding small teams and solopreneurs to build automated businesses that are able to run without the founder. That’s not to say that we run our business on robots and not care about the individuals that form the team. After all, who you hire next could be a huge turning point for your business.
The books focuses on specialized skills instead of generalists, and then forming the group and collaborating in order to grow the company and succeed. It also emphasizes on building a strong, top team that runs the business as needed and not rely on the owner to make every decision.
It is a highly recommended book that will teach you collaboration and partnerships and how to grow a sales machine through group effort.
🧨 DHIREN’S UPDATES 🧨
Do you want to create a culture that empowers your team members and creates an environment where people feel happy, productive, and inspired? Do you want to build a company that is more than just the sum of its parts? It all starts with the right rituals and routines.
Team rituals are proven to increase employee happiness by up to 20%! They also make employees feel like they belong in the workplace. This means happier customers who will be more loyal to your brand and increased productivity which can lead to higher profits for your business.
That’s all for this edition! What was your favorite bullet?