As they say, ‘variety is the spice of life.’ But when it comes to business, creating a balanced team with the right variety and mix of personalities can be the key to success.
Each trait may not necessarily come from different people (there’s no need to call that recruiter just yet) but making sure they’re covered within your team is a good idea.
Indecision can costs companies days of time every year. In turn this costs money as it prevents work from being carried out effectively. Yes, it is important to make measured and reasoned decisions but being able to do this in a timely and focused manner is a great asset.
Enthusiasm is infectious and important for keeping the team motivated. It is also useful when talking to potential investors or customers about your product.
Having someone with the patience and eye for detail to think of all the finishing touches will help make your brand stand out from the crowd.
Needed for coming up with new products, as well as ideas on how to sell and market your current ones, the creative person in your team will inspire new ways of thinking and problem solving.
For those times when the road ahead looks a little shaky, this person will embrace it with open arms. Unafraid of taking the path less trodden and making the tough decisions, this person will inspire confidence when the going gets tough.
“Rules are mostly made to be broken” and the same can often be said for plans. Although made with the best intentions, at some point something is likely to happen that will require change. Having the flexibility to accept and deal with this change may not always be easy but will most likely be necessary.
The skill of a good salesman if often overlooked but when it comes to making money this is essential. Having someone in your team that can promote and sell your produce is vital!
What do you think? Do you agree with our shortlist and are there any personality traits that you think we’ve overlooked?