Gather the Troops–What Roles Do you Need??
Today I’d like to chat about the different types of support staff you need and what makes them so important (these are adapted from the book, The E-Myth). It’s hard as a leader or business owner to let go and let others carry the load, so that you can focus on what you do best, or what only you can do. The cool thing is that, when you think about it, this is what you need in life, as well. When these are in place, the work is lighter for everyone, and each person is using their strengths (which makes for a more productive environment)
There are essentially three key roles that need to be filled to set your business up for success:
- The Technician
- The Manager
- The Entrepreneur
All of these roles need to be played simultaneously by different people with the right talents. It’s all about balance.
This person represents the present and all that needs to be done for the physical aspects of the business building process. They are the “doer”. This is usually the most visible person of the entire operation.
This person represents the past and works to fix problems through learning from past mistakes. They are the practical side of the business and is in charge of putting together the business and overseeing the planning.
This person represents the future and the vision for the business. They are responsible for the creative side of the business and are always considering ways to enhance products/service, business image, branding and more.
All three of these characters are essential in the success of any business and to build a solid foundation from the start, you need to work harder to find the right people to put in these roles. Obviously, you need to be one of these key people, but ensure you find the role that fits your skills and talents, not necessarily what you THINK you should be doing.
This may be a hard process for you as you will need to relinquish some control over the business and instill trust in people to allow them to do their jobs.
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