Every business, whether small, mid-sized, or international, needs to have a team. This team has one major purpose: to help your business succeed and prosper for years to come. Here at Direct Capital, we’ve done an internal review and believe that these 6 types of people are exactly who you want in your workforce.
Triers: These are the people who don’t know if they have the right skills or experience, but are ready to hit the pavement and help the rest of the team in any way possible. Triers are the people that live with can-do attitudes.
Chancers: These are the people that are more than willing to take a project that might be the most difficult thing they’ve ever experienced. They are okay with putting themselves on stage even though they might not sound educated on the project, or make an investment decision even if it causes criticism. These people don’t mind failure and are willing to take a chance. It’s better to try and fail than to not try at all.
Laughers: A core-value of ours over here is Enjoy the Ride, because if you can’t have fun what’s the point? Working with people who believe that hitting goals is more rewarding if you’re having fun along the way, are the best people to surround yourself with. These people often have a more optimistic approach and can help keep morale high.
Doers: These are your spreadsheet gurus, code masters, product design creators, pick up the phone or hop on a plane all to get things moving kind of people. Doers are problem solvers instead of nay sayers. If they think something is broken, they will discover five ways to fix it.
Supporters: Some people don’t have the time, or skills, to help the rest of the team with certain projects. However, supporters are people who are ready to listen and are willing to be helpful. They do anything in their power to help you along the way in any way that you ask them. Every team needs support.
Empathizers: Like supporters, these people are looking to help others and help you when you’re down. They can offer an ear at the right time, or get you a coffee to make you feel better. Empathizers are humans that understand that the journey is rough, but know how to help make it a little easier.
People are your culture and your culture is your people. As you are putting your teams together, be mindful of team dynamics and makeup. This matters a great deal and every team should have more doers and positive people.