Organizations are like organisms. They’re not immune to infections, disease and dysfunction.
When recruiting team members, do you consider how team dynamics may shift with the latest addition? While that decision may not mean life or death to individual team members, disease and personality conflicts could mean life or death to your organization. It’s really that serious. Consider these tips when introducing new key team members: 1) Be sure you understand what inspires your team, then reinforce it during seasons of growth; 2) Inform your team why you chose this superstar over other candidates. It will reinforce the positive attributes and expectations you hold for the team; 3) Remind each team member how they positively impact the success of the team; and 4) Don’t be afraid of making course corrections by enlisting new members if recent recruits simply don’t perform. Ready, set, recruit!