How to Avoid Excess Turnover and Trust Your Team to Execute
“I can’t get good help!” “If I could just find the right people.” “No one seems to want to work anymore and they keep leaving.” These are common phrases I hear from business owners and executives. I want to talk about how to hire the right person and how to know if you have a good team player working for you. We’ve talked in the past about “Delivering Feedback to Millennials (and everyone else)“, and “Psychological Safety (a critical part of delivering feedback).” Both talked about how to help people improve. Let’s talk about the traits and skills for a good team player. These attributes can all be worked on improved and are not related to skill. The three items you want to look for are :
- People Smarts
This list comes from a Book called The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni. I would recommend the book for a deeper study. There are many ways you can define the three and here are some that we have done for a service based business (:
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Once you have your list of what each of these three characteristics mean to you then you can start with your existing staff and see which of the three does each posses at a high level. A person can have anywhere from 0 – 3 characteristics you feel they are strong. You can also use this to create interview questions to make sure you find these characteristics in your new employees.
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