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Why Preparation is the First Step in Hiring Your Dream Team


When planting a new garden, the first step in the process isn't just to head to the shop to buy plants.

[Although I'll give it to you... plant shopping is โฃ๐™–๐™ก๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ tempting.]

And the same is true for building your team.


The first step in both is โฃ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป.

For gardening, you first need to assess what type of plants to buy and tend to the soil to make sure itโ€™s ready to nourish the new plants.


For building a team, the preparation step is comprised of the following:

โ†’ finding clarity around what type of role to hire for

โ†’ discerning which tasks can be delegated

โ†’ understanding *how* to delegate the tasks

โ†’ assessing scalability of current processes + systems

โ†’ documenting procedures in a training guide

โ†’ cultivating a manager mindset

This stage is super important in establishing the necessary foundation to set a new hire up for success - and one that we often forget.

But boy does it make a difference in the later stages of the scaling process if we spend the time tending to the soil before hiring.


Iโ€™m super passionate about this preparation step because it mixes so many of my favorite goodies: process design + clarity and releasement work + manager mindset.

So much so that I designed a lilโ€™ quiz to help those out there get a feel for what might need some extra love as they embark on the hiring journey.

Take it here!