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Changing Staff Over Time

December 18, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about changing staff over time.

Folks, Shawn here with you. I’m going to talk to you a bit about business reality. We’re in a new marketplace, the world is changing and your staff may change over time and this is okay. When I first started in business, I worked very hard to keep the same team together. And I really believed in that. But as my business views have evolved and I’ve learned more and more, it’s all about alignment. It’s all about getting the right people in the right place. And it’s about living your dreams.

If you’ve seen my other videos, I talk about having everybody have their ten-year plan, their vision for the future and where they’re going. And I have a very strong ten-year plan for my life, for my business and for where we’re going. And some people are going to fit in that ten-year plan, some people aren’t. Some people are going to fit together for some portion of their ten-year plan, then you’re going to go different directions. So we need to be realistic, we need to know that our teams are going to change over time. Particularly in this workplace where we have a gig economy, people come for one job, they go for another. They come and leave. So we really want to be getting ahead of the fact that some people are going to be here for a long period of time, some people aren’t and we’ve got to have changing roles.

What does it mean for us as a business? It means systems and processes, it means understanding what every employee is doing. It means fitting those pieces together very very nicely to build a better business.

What are you doing to build your business to the next level? And how are you dealing with the reality that your employees might change? You are better off to understand the jobs and the roles and get alignment than to try to force people to stay around for a long time. And the forward-looking employers that I’ve talked to when I do my 3 Laws of Empowerment for High Growth Companies already understand this. They want to create engagement rather than enlistment. They don’t want employees to feel like they’re stuck, so what are you doing in your business?

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