Henry Ford said it simply, “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” However, it’s easier said than done. There could be a number of factors that shape the success of a team but here are 5 factors that I personally believe in.
If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. It’s such a messy world filled with distractions often disguised in the form of opportunities. You will end up nowhere if you don’t have a strong purpose that justifies each of your action. What is your vision statement?. Is your entire team glued to it?. Do you know where you are going?. Clarity is Mastery!
What makes your brand different?. Why should interesting people associate with you?. To win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace. The 3 ingredients of a winning culture according to me are Mutual Respect, Growth, Motivation. Culture has the force to make or break teams. A right culture is a catalyst for exponential growth. Culture is King!
The competence has a direct impact on how far the brand can grow how soon. It is imperative for individuals to stand up and it’s important for teams to evolve over time. The learning curves are getting shorter and limits for innovation are stretched. Extra-ordinary will soon become the norm. The teams that can out think and out class others will win over the long run. Competence Thrives!
Most overnight success took years. Every startup is a journey and most often than not everything is an unknown. If there can be one constant, that has got to be the vision. If there is something that can get you to the vision, it is commitment. The chances of a startup success is magnified if the entire team has the same level of commitment as that of the founding team towards the vision. Commitment Propels!
Collaboration is the keystone of startup success. It is incredible to think what is possible if few minds can come together with passion and skill. Very few succeed alone but almost everyone can succeed in a team. Collaboration is about bringing many gifts from each individual and sharing them in pursuit of a common goal. It’s about bringing ideas, passion, mind, heart, and soul to the Organization leadership and culture. Collaboration Wins!
What do you think?. If you have had the startup experience, what do you see as the success factors?.
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