Moving from Small to Medium business - What is your role - what are you doing?
Companies - all companies - have a very simple structure - Workers, Team leaders, Managers and Directors. Each role is different - and specific.
If you start a business, you are used to doing just about everything, as you add staff, and grow the company, you start by allocating tasks to individuals, with the business owner filling in the gaps – this works well until the organisation reaches about 5 to 10 people. At this point people no longer understand the role of the owner – and it can all become very stressful as the owner needs to move to the director role, and introduce team leaders and managers to run the business. This is a fundamental change of mindset – and it does not mean disengagement in the company – it means that you need to grow people into the roles that you need them to undertake – and let them get on with it – by understanding what departments you have – and what departments you need, you can decide who is in charge of each and in the event you have a major passion that allows you to remain as a manager of one or even a worker in some areas, and delegate some other areas.
This is how I work with clients – I look at what your business or role is – define each part of the company – and then decide for that part – what is the hat you should be wearing and what is the hat you are wearing? Then decide who should be wearing the different hats – and give those hats to them. Within a few sessions you can start to build the business, and then it is just catching up every now and then to keep you going.