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#FirstInHR : 5 Ways to Build a Better Team When it’s Just You

In Human Resources — by Recruiterbox

You know your team better than anyone; after all, you personally recruited and hired every single one of them. The process is time consuming and mentally taxing which is why corporations have hiring managers who are dedicated to onboarding the chosen candidates. The formula for a great team is the 60/30/10 Rule . That is broken down into whom the team consists of, how the team works together, and the leadership, respectively. So adding new members to the team can throw off the dynamic, and possibly team success. It’s a delicate process, but don’t worry. Here are 5 ways you can add to your team even though you are the only one constructing it.

1. Know How Your Team Works Together

A team that works well and efficiently together saves time. According to Eric Barker , 40% of your team’s effort is wasted time. With more employees becoming virtual workers because of trending telecommuting, collaboration is more important than ever. 65.5% of employees agree that collaboration could fix some of the problems in wasted dedicated project time with team members. A root to the issues – 80.9% of employees agree – is a difficulty communicating effectively as a whole. Making sure your team currently works well together is a prerequisite to adding another talent to the group.

2. Understand How Your Team Works as Individuals

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi

Lombardi is correct. The dedication of the members in your team is important to the success of the entire team. They don’t call it “teamwork” for nothing. As a leader, you have to make sure that everyone is on the same page, first of all. Understanding the individuals in the team, how they work, and the dedication to the success of the group could help you to hire for any gaps in skill. It could also help you find someone that fills a motivational gap within the team as well.

3. Allow Everyone to Contribute

The fault of many leaders is the inability to – or sheer lack of – delegation. 53% of business owners believe that they can grow their business by more than 20% if they simply delegate 10% of their workload. The same can be said for team leaders. Adding to the team could make it easier to disperse project tasks in smaller pieces.