mercredi 19 février 2014
THE KEY TO SUCCESS: HIRING PEOPLE BETTER THAN YOU
One mistake managers can make when recruiting new staff is being too cautious and careful in their approach. Subconsciously there may be a fear of taking on a new person who could ultimately pose a threat or a challenge. It is human nature, but it is sometimes the case that managers will not want to employ an individual who could potentially challenge their position or undermine authority within the workplace.
Any decision that is made by a manager should always be taken for the good of the organisation as a whole rather than what best suits individuals. One of the biggest flaws a business leader can have is thinking that they are the best at everything they do and not accepting other people’s points of view and opinions.
In fact it can be a sign of strength in an individual to recognise when you are not good at something so you can bring someone in who is. I have always looked to take on the right people to perform in areas where I do not feel comfortable or have the necessary expertise to do the best possible job. Of course, you should always ensure you are familiar with as much as possible. But nobody can be strong in every single aspect, so it makes sense to spread the workload.
As well as driving your business forward, hiring people who are better than you in certain areas will naturally improve your own skill set. Whether you are a fresh graduate or a seasoned Chief Executive, you should constantly be looking to improve on a personal level. Remaining stuck in your ways isn’t an option.
One of the biggest challenges for a manager or business leader is to ensure you have the right mix of talents and characters. A successful team has people from a variety of disciplines with different approaches to problems – but crucially, they are all working towards one shared goal.