When we think about a successful business, what is the one thing that comes to mind? Great customers who gives us a lot of consistent business and pay promptly so that you can make your money too.  See there’s your problem. As business owners we like to believe that we believe in  Win Win Win, but say one of the win is generally not a priority, which is what  role you are playing in fulfilling the dreams of your team! A successful team! It is one of the pillars of a business. Having a team eases the pressure on you and gets things done. And it is the dream of every entrepreneur to have a strong and independently functioning team. But have you ever thought of what your team wants? What is it that they are looking for? What are their aspirations, personal and professional?

As a business owner, it is your duty to ensure that the members of your team achieve what they want. Their aspirations are what drive them forward and in order to keep your team motivated, you must ensure that your team is aiming higher and achieving it.

Take time out to understand their aspirations. That said, I don’t mean, sit with each one individually and have a chat session. Optimize this process by creating a simple template with questions that your team can answer.

Start with the basics like what is it they want to do for themselves and their family? What are their long-term and short-term goals and why are they important?

Do you think when you understand these inner, deeper thoughts, you will connect with the team better? Of course!

Do you think the team will work harder if they see you showing interest in their personal aspirations? Yes!

Once your team has filled out the questionnaire and you’ve understood their goals better, it is simply a matter of aligning their personal goals with the goals of the company. Everybody wants to learn and grow to make more money. It’s the same for the organizational goals also – growth and more income is the goal.

How much easier would it be if your team wanted to achieve these goals with you because it ensures their growth as well?

It is very wisely said that a successful team is like the cogs of a clock, when they work in alignment, everything falls into place.

Tell us how you intend to start understanding the goals of your team better?