The team is EVERYTHING.Here are the most common mistakes that block creating a motivated team aligned to business growth
Wasting time and focus trying to get all the skills in-house rather than using committed partners like Innovifyto deliver the initial requirements, allowing owners to focus on the business side
Not letting team members contribute to the product – this kills team creativity and excludes them as valuable stakeholders
Hiring for short-term/immediate needs. This can lead to both (a) firing them once the job is accomplished, leading to insecurity in other team members and (b) continuing to divert funds to non-essential activities, leading to cash burnouts
Lack of clarification of roles and responsibilities, leading to confusion on the floor
Ejecting under-performers from the organisation quickly – laggards can pull an entire company down
Judging teams only on their competence and not their beliefs/values that relate to the business. Remember: competencies can be learned but not the values
Innovify is an end to end digital product management company with a focus on startups. To learn more tips about avoiding the mistakes that startups make, read here.