What is the #1 thing that consistently causes a small but growing business to become more complex and chaotic? The answer? Adding another employee. Think about it. Each and every time you add a new employee to your company’s ranks, your business becomes more complex and chaotic. Think about the last time you had to hire two new employees. One person works out and the other person turns out to be a disaster.
If you are the owner of a small business with 5, 10, 20 or even 30 employees, you know how disruptive it is every time you bring a new person in, and he or she simply does not work out. And at certain thresholds, as your company grows larger, it’s a challenge because the way you used to do things when you were a smaller organization doesn’t work as you grow bigger.
One of the best models I have seen and used during the 30 years I’ve been working in and with small businesses was developed by an individual named James Fischer, co-founder of Origin Institute.
During the next several months, I plan to share tips, techniques and insights that will make your journey as a leader of your company and captain of your ship, your growing business, a smoother ride.