A team is as good as the people in it. Get people on your team who are either rock stars with a proven track record, or the ones who possess the attitude of being rock stars.
Never hire on capabilities alone. Attitude is as important as capabilities. In fact, with the right attitude, a team member can build capabilities. Skills alone, without the right attitude doesn’t matter. A previous Manager once told me that the right attitude dictates altitude. Makes sense right?
Embrace diversity. Diversity is the key to an innovative team, especially in the MENA region. If everyone belongs to a similar background or have similar thought processes, how will the team think different? How will they look at same things with a new set of eyes? How will they challenge the norm? Celebrate these, for they are the ones who will help you grow.
The Searchies have a unique way of working and we like to break rules. We try to find you the best talent, so you can create the impossible. We don’t waste time calling people to hit silly targets, we focus on what moves your business to the next level.
We. Get. It.
Before hiring a team members, look for actual working skills. Adaptability and most importantly, integrity. After all this, ensure that the person is fun to work with, social and emotionally intelligent. Get people on the team with complementary skills. A good team is the one where people complement each other.
Even after all this, accidents still happen. It will happen when you are building team. The key is to know when to let someone go. Don’t keep the wrong people, allow them to achieve what they need elsewhere.
Build high performance teams.