The majority of people only look at the revenue and profits to determine success of their business. However, without the team, the business would be nothing!
- So how do you build a team of motivated lifetime members?
- How do you keep this great team through economic ups and downs?
- How do you make your team structure enticing to all generations and various life structure needs?
Traditional employment structures have a place in the workplace. It is time to start to introduce team creativity. What’s that? Well... It is time to take off the blinders and think outside the box. As generations of workers change and life demands change, people are looking for greater flexibility of workdays, work hours and organisational structures.
How to adapt to this change and still build a successful and profitable business
Think about and answer the following questions:
- The most important item to any business is the results your team gets, so consider thinking about that rather than a 9 to 5 clock system?
- With exception of businesses where there are client walk-ins, would it be possible to setup less rigid structures for your team so they can deal with family and life obligations?
- What are the times when you need employees in the business to service customers? What types of roles and responsibilities are involved in that position(s)?
Which organisational structure is suitable for your business?
Secondly, let’s consider the options that are really available. You can setup any organisational structure you want, that works for your team and your business. So be creative!
- Would you retain more skilled team members if you gave them more flexible hours or shifts?
- If you focused on rewarding on results and measurements, does it matter how much time they sit in your office? If your business makes 10 times as much from Worker A in 4 hours a day than from Worker B who is there 8 hours a day? Who is more focused and driven, and less of an expense for your business?
- If you could split shifts and employ more skilled people and allow them to deal with family and life obligations, would you?
If you really want to create a workforce that is committed for the long term and able to ride out the ups and downs in the economy, then reach out and ask me for help! Build a creative team and take action now around the best organisational structure!
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments!