Every entrepreneur expects to have a great team for the success of his/her startup. The reality is that it takes more than a group of well qualified team members to get success. It is possible that a team of well qualified employees do not work well together because of reasons like jealousy, work habits, lack of communication etc.
Some of the best startups in India 2015 have the best functional team. It is very important for the team members to have certain attributes to have a productive and successful environment in the company. Here are some of the most important qualities or attributes each and every employee of the team should have to become a successful startup:-
- Comfort level with the associates –
It is very important to have great communication and comfort level in-between the team members. All the team members should have three main qualities self confidence, minimal ego and willingness to work with other associates. A team is where a group of people work together. All the team members should be patient and have respect towards the ideas of the other team member.
- Healthy level of conflict –
When a group of people come together to work it is very common to have difference in opinions. A productive team should engage in a healthy level of conflict. This way multiple ideas and ways come out which can be used for the betterment of the company. Team members should not take this friendly work conflicts personally and let it affect their relationship with the team members.
- Commit to the team –
One of the most important thing to understand while working in a team is to realize that you are not alone and the victory or fail is not for a single member. Commitment to a team means is to willingly support a team’s decision keeping personal qualms and other risks aside. A Perfectionist is usually not good team players. Team player is the one who is willing to negotiate with the team decision for the betterment of the same goal.
- Team results Vs. individual performance –
Team members, who are more concerned about their personal performance and status are often doomed to failure. The most important quality here is to understand that the success of the team is more important that individual success. A good entrepreneur or manager effectively communicates characterized progress, collective goals and evaluation of the individual performance towards reaching the team’s success.
- Team accountability –
Accountability towards the team means to give priority towards your team as a whole instead of personal performance evaluation. As a team member, you are accountable for the losses even if you are not the cause of it. If you have dysfunctional members in your group, you are supposed to train them and coach them to be a better part of the team.
Startup companies are the beginning steps towards great future. It is always important to build up a strong foundation for strong future. Team members are the most important for your company’s success.