Just imagine: as a business leader you plan to grow your business, thinking about new customers, and how your organisation will serve their needs. But your team doesn’t seem to be enthusiastic about new horizons.
Ask yourself 3 questions:
1. Do they know about your plan?
Sometimes it may be obvious for us that we need to grow, but even if it’s a natural step forward for the organisation, we have to speak about it and share it with a team. Open communication helps to build trust. And you need the trust of your team to achieve your goals.
2. Do I have all the right people in place?
This is really important - to assess what’s going on. Do your teams struggle to accomplish because they work too much?
How often do they learn to grow personally and professionally? Do you have all the skills you need in your team or do you need to hire, train, or re-skill? A healthy working environment helps to build sustainable growth, and you need to know if your current organisational structure and processes work.
3. What’s in it for them?
Well, of course, we all work for getting paid, but not only. If people don’t see the value of this expansion for them and what’s exactly their role - you will not have them fully on board. Talk to people, ask questions on what they want to achieve and how business growth can help them in achieving their own.
We hope this blog post will help you to reflect and take action, and we are always happy to answer any questions you have. Just contact us here.