Do You Have the Right People in The Right Seats?

To build a successful organization and team, you must get the right people in the right seats.

But a question you might be wondering lately is “Who are the right people?” After all, in order to get the right people you must identify what your needs are and who the right people are to fill those needs.

Zoe King

Zoe King

First, identify what your organization is looking for. For managers, team leaders, and engaged employees, it’s not enough to say that you need to get the right people. You must identify who the right people are and then create a process that gets them in the right seat. A great person will not help the organization if their assets are not being used in the best possible manner.

Here’s a simple process to get started.

  1. Identify your needs and weak areas. Each organization will have different needs so your right people for particular positions may be different than other organizations.
  2. One exercise you can do is to sit down with your leadership and human resources team and identify several people in your organization whom you wish you could clone. Write down their characteristics and traits and create your own benchmark of what makes that person valuable.
  3. Analyze those valuable characteristics and determine how they might be used in different positions within your organization. Of course, different jobs require different skills. The trick is to make the best match.
  4. Identify the type of person that fits your organization and team culture. For example, if you want to create a positive culture make sure you hire positive people. If you want to create a culture that is creative then hire creative people.
  5. Make sure you take your time during the hiring/recruiting process. If you invest your time, resources and energy to get the right people in the right seat, you’ll have fewer headaches and expenses later.
  6. Remember, the people you surround yourself with will often determine the kind of ride it’s going to be.

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