In managing director Obiora Shorinwa’s years of being in the direct marketing industry, he has learned that success is impossible without a solid team backing you. Ora Global are a robust and united team of marketing experts, who pull together to develop and drive the success of the company, by achieving outstanding results. Here are several ways you can build your dream team, too.
Preempt early on, how they will make a valuable difference to your company
Upon first working with new starters who you have brought onboard your team, you should make a conscious effort to preempt how you expect them to make a difference to your business, and how valuable they are to your organization. Professionals who feel that they are valued and can contribute their own ideas to carve the success of the company will motivate them to go above and beyond. Managing director Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Global says, “I always make an effort to actively listen to their suggestions and ideas, as this allows them the time to innovate and increases their excitement and enthusiasm towards their role. And this kind of attitude is contagious when working amongst a group of people, the entire team can be influenced by one happy soul as quickly as on negative one, so I do everything I can to avoid any negativity amongst my team.”
Build an honest connection with every team member
During the recruiting process and building your dream team, you must be able to connect with everybody on a personal level, there must be a mutual respect between you, the CEO, and each individual, in order for them to share your passion for the company. In the interview process, you should ask some informal ice breaking questions, maybe about their hobbies or where they traveled from that day. Also, you should pay close attention to the interests section on their resume and application form, this way you can select a topic where you might share common ground. Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Global recommends regular bonding activities to get to know team members better, “I will always invite new starts to dinner with myself, as this is an excellent way to build a relationship with them, ask them questions and get to know them better on a personal level. This is the perfect time to find out what interests and hobbies we share and build the foundations for a long and fruitful partnership, built on trust and passion for the goals of the company and their career.”
Talk genuinely about your passion
Without question, the most effective way to build a dream team who support the goals of the company and develop people to become the best in their field is to show them how genuinely passionate you are about your company. By having these conversations early on, and regularly, with your team proves your sincerity, which goes a long way, advises Ora Global.