Harness entrepreneurism amongst your staff to benefit your business
Entrepreneurs have a certain flare and energy which can be a huge asset to any company. They thrive on generating ideas and seeing their thoughts come to life and are always finding ways to change the world.
Encouraging your staff to think like entrepreneurs can boost productivity and morale and more importantly can take your organisation to a new level.
Some typical personality traits of entrepreneurs include:
- Reluctance to sit still at a desk all-day
- Constantly thinking of ideas to improve the company
- Extremely hard working and won’t give up easily
- The ability to see failure as an opportunity to bounce back with an even better idea
- The need to set and achieve regular personal goals and targets
- The ability to inspire other people and colleagues.
Recruiting and retaining staff with an entrepreneurial spirit can give your business a huge boost. An entrepreneur doesn’t see failures as a loss but as a learning opportunity to keep going and improve – a skill which a lot of people find hard to do.
But such ambitious and energetic individuals need a supportive environment and careful management. Whilst they can really benefit a business, entrepreneurs by their very nature, are passionate about developing their own ideas which often means setting up on their own. It’s crucial that you harness their skills and energy, in a working environment that is more preferable to them setting up their own business. By providing them with support and career development opportunities you can secure their skills and benefit your entire workforce.
When advertising for a new employee, explain the culture of the business to appeal to entrepreneurs. Show them that you can provide a relaxing and fun environment that allows them to reach their full potential and develop their ideas.
Mixing a small percentage of people with entrepreneurial skills to work alongside loyal workers and a strong leader, can really take your organisation to new places.
As a boutique headhunting consultancy, we encourage entrepreneurism amongst our own team to help new ideas flourish that can help the business grow.