from Entrepreneur.com 08 Jan 14 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz 03/14
You need a Dream Team. When you’re building a Startup, smart hiring is essential. You need to find the right people, and place them in the right roles to create a quality product, build a strong brand & reach the right customers. In other words, you need to create a “Dream Team.”
My Experience. I learned this firsthand when starting Software Advice. com. Hiring was a challenge early on, but since then, we’ve grown our staff to over 100 people — and for the top performers, we’ve gradually developed specialized roles that take advantage of their unique strengths. In an effort to better understand some of these elite employees, I recruited a Business Psychologist. We identified three (3) distinct personality types that are indispensable for turning your startup into a profitable business.
1. Matrix Thinkers. When you’re first starting a company, you need people with big ideas. Matrix thinkers are “creative problem solvers” who are constantly looking for ideas. They are artistically expressive and “think way outside the box.” They often connect seemingly-unrelated concepts to deliver clever, revolutionary new ideas, products & processes. However, sometimes this quick thinking results in confusion, and immature Matrix Thinkers are prone to distraction, impulsiveness & chaos.
Mature Matrix Thinkers, on the other hand, can synthesize the information they’re taking in and communicate it effectively with others. They make brilliant Marketing Strategists, Web Developers, Creative Directors or Executive-level Leaders. Of course, if you founded your company, you’re the original Innovator — even if you don’t identify as a Matrix Thinker, you probably share most of the same qualities.
2. a Specialist in each area – Once you’ve got your big-picture strategies and campaigns worked out, you need people who can execute them. These Specialists are intelligent, hardworking individuals who are exceedingly talented in a single field. When free to follow their specific working routine, they can focus on projects intensely. These Specialists are often skilled writers, artists & engineers, + their prolific nature can make them your company’s top producers. Their innate perfectionism, however, can be a double-edged sword, and immature Specialists tend towards social anxiety, communication problems and depression.
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