Are you setting your team up for success or failure?  As Team Leaders we all want our team members to be successful.  Ultimately it means more money, less time, and less stress for us.  More importantly than that, we need to create success in our communities through more than just our own successes.  It’s sort of an unspoken rule among business owners.  This all begins with the first day someone starts working for you.

A lot of Team Leaders get lost in the shuffle and throw people into a position with no training and it becomes a sink or swim situation.  Is it really that surprising that most of these people drown and fail in their positions?  Training is very important, from Day 1, not two months down the road when a lack of knowledge of the job becomes so apparent and overwhelming the person appears unnecessary on the team.

The best way to accomplish this is through the use of an onboarding.  Every piece of a position’s training needs to be in a step-by-step process to ensure the success of someone in that position.  Don’t forget to include information about your team.  What is your mission statement?  What are your core values?  What culture does the team work by?  These are things that everyone needs to be aware of starting a new position.  We don’t know what we don’t know and it’s your responsibility to ensure everyone on your team is being set up to succeed for the ultimate success of your team.

Make a Commitment:  I will have an onboarding in place for all positions on my team by: __________________________