In any business, the focus shifts depending on the strategy of the given time period. For example, one quarter may be geared heavily toward launches; while another is focused on building, maintenance, and creating systems to support a future growth period. These shifts are important and necessary to the balance of the business.
In a company, too much growth without attention to maintenance, for example, can lead to compliance issues or debt.
Conversely, failure to focus on growth and just maintain can also impact the company in terms of income.
This is why it is important to have a diverse team of individuals with varying strengths. It creates balance and the ability to address the different perspectives of the business.
In mapping team strengths across businesses, we are able to identify gaps in certain types of individuals. And it is common to find that, where there are gaps in the team, there are also weak spots in the business.
As a leader, you are familiar with gap analysis for risk management and financial purposes. It is wise to do a gap analysis across your team as well.
- Do you have enough D-wired individuals to initiate action, push for growth, and close deals?
- Do you have enough I-wired individuals to create new ideas, make sales, and serve your people well?
- Do you have enough S-wired individuals to support the team, manage projects, and create systems?
- Do you have enough C-wired individuals to provide attention to detail, offer discernment, and ensure quality?
You can see how each type of individual is needed on a team.
Take some to do a gap analysis on your team. Who do you need on your team to fill the gap? And what difference can filling that gap make in your business?
As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results