Our business world is in a constant state of change.
Change - the simple definition fits any business model: “a constant effort to improve for the better, or to create something new.”
Technology trends keep us busy with advanced ways to accomplish goals, and we do our best and strive to keep a competitive edge.
As a growing company, how do we keep up with these flexes in technology and upscaling business practices? We can review our past and current methods and find ways to improve and be more productive. Setting new lofty goals can also bring excitement and momentum to our team as well. All the while, management and colleagues are in the midst of it, working together as the process and needs change.
It has been said that over half of future office positions have not been created yet. And these new roles have a wide range of interests. A few additions are related to smart office design and building technology, making sure our spaces are set up for technology and energy efficiency. Some are community driven, sharing professional development opportunities and team building events.
Many more are on the horizon. As business leaders, keeping up with the trends in tech or company culture is an important edge. This endeavor is sure to expand our teams and employee roles to meet the upcoming ideas and tasks.
The addition of a new role or department may be a game changer. Added support to bare bones teams and more hands for upcoming challenges can make success more possible. This extra assist can reduce worker burnout and increase retention, and may open more creative energies.
The options to fill this extra position can be to bring in a new hire, or transition a valued employee. Either avenue will involve planning and searching, although the skill set you seek may be among your colleagues right now.
Moving an accomplished employee to a new leadership role may be a great reward for the time and effort they have given to the business. Using their potential to benefit an existing department or launch an original role can build complementary skills, and keep the top talent of your company in house.
A new hire has many benefits, too. Fresh ideas, experience, and diversity can add strength and productivity to a growing team. A successful onboarding plan will provide more engagement to dive in and bring their leading skills to the table.
Of course, consider salary, benefits, and the longevity of this role. One person may reduce the need for freelance work outside the company. Taking time to write a draft of the skills and responsibilities for the upcoming position, and how it differs from similar roles, can guide the search for the best fit.
Providing an environment for growth is a must, not only for our business, but also for our employees. Associates who can best utilize their talent and feel a part of the greater goal is a great asset. Let’s be encouraged to build our best teams for the future opportunities and changes, and rise to the challenge.