Is your company operating on a lone star model? Do you understand the consequences of building a company around this model?
This happens more often than you think – companies that are built around one person and when he or she leaves everything tends to slowly fall apart. Think Apple years ago – there are several others too. You do not want this. Take the time to discover and nurture talent in every area of your organization.
It doesn’t matter how good a strategy or value prop you have, at the end of the day, you will need a well crafted organization filled with talent if you want to execute and build a successful organization.
In today’s knowledge economy, team building is one of the most important risks you need to manage – building a strong team can be difficult too, but possible when made a priority. Are you making it a priority?
Note: A strong team is not one where a single person disproportionally influences the team’s results.
Everyone seems to cherish the company champ, but if you want constant business growth, you better have organizational structures in place to ensure that the other team members are ready to take the lead when something happens to the champ.
What about you?
How are you building your organization?