5 Steps to Quick-Start Your New Virtual Team

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January 28th, 2010
Filed in: Team Building

Undeniable Power of LeverageOnce you realize you need a team you are probably going to want to get started quickly. That’s how we work as entrepreneurs, an idea gets in our head and we leap forward. I’m going to give you a few ideas here on getting started.

You may realize that this is a common problem when important steps are missed in the beginning. Typically we rush to bring a new team member on board because we need help now. How can you fix this? A few key elements can easily remedy about 85% of common hiring mistakes.

1. Create a vision statement. Make sure you have written out what you want your life and business to be like when you hire the person. Don’t skip this step – it really is crucial to attracting the right people to co-create the experience you want.

2. Develop a job description. Map out exactly what you want the person to accomplish for you. This will also help with estimating the number of hours to plan for.

3. Identify your standards, values and vision for your company. If you don’t communicate them up front, how will you know if they share your standards, values and vision? If your standard is to respond to phone calls within 24 hours and your

VA’s is to return calls within 5 days, you could have a problem.

4. Create a checklist of skills, work style preferences and resources team members must have. Do they need to have experience in your particular trade/ industry? Do you use Microsoft Outlook and need to be compatible? Do you prefer to work with self-starters who need little guidance or want to be intimately involved in the day to day operations with them?

5. Take time to interview and check references. Interview at least three to five candidates. Ask questions like, “Tell me about a time when you didn’t know how to complete a job, what did you do?” or “How did you learn how to perform your duties at your last job?”

Following this process when you create your Virtual team, you will find your business flying increasing your profits exponentially.

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