Hiring an employee is the most critical decision an entrepreneur can make to grow his business. You might be looking for a specific skill set, or maybe you need to find an assistant that can do anything you throw at them. Regardless of what your specific need is, if there is one skill that any employee you hire must possess to help your business grow, it is resiliency.
Resiliency is the ability to overcome challenges of all kinds and bounce back stronger, wiser, and more personally powerful.
Why resiliency is important for your business
As an entrepreneur, you know your reality is unpredictable, fast pace and experimental. This is mostly due to the fact that the business context and industry always fluctuates. If you are successful, it is because you are resilient and thrive in that evolving environment. Your ability to continue to grow your business will depend on your ability to quickly adjust to changes and persevere despite the multiple trials and errors.
As you build your team to better serve your growing customer base, it will also become your responsibility as a founder to find employees who will flourish in that type of environment: people who will love to love to pivot and adapt, test to perfect, and explore to expand.To grow your business, build a team that loves to pivot and adapt, test to perfect, and explore to expand. Click To Tweet
As founders, we constantly review, adjust and refine our strategy to remain competitive. We even have to change our goals altogether just because of the dynamic nature of building a business. However, we often forget that we are a different breed. The vast majority of people are not entrepreneurial and therefore need more structure and stable processes and objectives. They might even interpret the flexibility required to win as a lack of organization.
As different as they are from us, we need them to help us achieve our business goals. If you want a team that will stay with you through thick and thin: surround yourself with a team that does not only celebrate at the finish line but one that is resilient and will enjoy the mountains and valleys of the entrepreneurial growth journey.Build a resilient team that enjoys the mountains and valleys of the entrepreneurial journey. Click To Tweet
How to know if your employee is resilient
For the long-term success of your business, assess how resilient is your current team.
Are you thinking of hiring another employee? Let’s make sure you test their resilience. You wonder what question to ask? You will find a variety of questions in the Employee questionnaire.