Well, I heard it again last week. Another story from a business owner who tried to fill a seat with a friend. And, once again, it turned out to be a horrible mistake. Because his friend didn’t have even a tiny bit of experience for the position.
When you fill a seat like that, you empty it just about as fast.
That kind of turnover is bad enough. But what’s even worse is how often friendships pay the price.
Yeah, you just can’t design a position around a person.
And in all my years in the business world, I’ve never seen that work successfully. That’s why I always (with a capital A) advise my clients not to do that. Because I wanna help them avoid issues that can bring up much bigger issues.
But I get it. I know you might wanna “keep it in the family.” And that can be great. I even talk more about the many benefits of that in my RondaReady System.
But remember, you shouldn’t tailor your business to fit someone’s personality. Because it’s a recipe for future resentment. Not to mention, total business failure (but I just mentioned it). And I’ve seen that happen. You can love ‘em. And family members and friends can be awesome assets.
But leave ’em out of the business if they aren’t qualified for the POSITION you designed.
But maybe you think it’s too much work to design positions and find people who fit them. Yeah, it can feel like more work, up front. But there’s something you can use to take the pain out of it. In fact, if you do this, it might never be an issue for you again.
And when you do this, you can see the relationships among the different positions in your business. It’s so important to do this I believe you stand almost no chance of having a successful, scalable business without it.
As I mentioned, it’ll take a little work up front to get this set up. But my RondaReady System can help you do this faster than you can say
“Fill up that seat”
OK, maybe not literally that fast. But it’ll probably be way faster than you can do it on your own.
If you’re a business owner who hires others, book a free call with me. And let’s see if you’re Ready to invest in the System that can pay for itself over and over again. Click or tap that link below.