Creating a culture for growth
We all know the benefits of having a stable team and what an asset long standing members can be to any business.
These are the people who understand their role, the business and demand very little of your time. Ideally, they will be instrumental in supporting you on your growth journey.
However, there are some who just don't want to join you on your voyage. No matter how much you share, discuss, communicate, support and mentor, there will be those who refuse to share the vision you have.
As difficult as it may be, you need to let go sometimes. No matter how painful it is to implement change and potentially recruit and train new employees, it is important to see the opportunity that recruiting new people creates. New people who are open to seeing the future as you do.
How often do we pick up the existing job description, immediately start the recruitment process and try to replicate exactly what we had with the previous incumbent? We know that this happens and for those organisations large enough to absorb some attrition it might not have too negative an impact on the business. However, how does the owner of a micro or small business manage this change?
There are some people who just don't want to join you on your voyage.
In these situations, a quick fix option may seem desirable and prevent excessive short-term pain, but future success requires holding your nerve, remembering your vision for the future and recruiting the people who are going to help you reach your destination.
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