The Most Important Thing To Remember When Building A Team
When assembling a team, you should be primarily concerned with finding excellent people you are very happy with. Because if you are not happy, you will never be, and here is why.
People rarely change, and this works both ways. The person you are unhappy with is unlikely to change, and the things which make you happy are also unlikely to change. This creates a dysfunctional stalemate.
The right teams build the right products, the wrong teams build the wrong products – and when it comes down to it, your team is all you’ve got. There is a direct correlation between the quality of a product and the quality of the team who built it.
Have moments of divergence, but never compromise your fundamental expectations of your team. And if ever you have to convince yourself that they are good people, or that maybe it’s you, or that maybe you can be the change you want to see, know that this is a red flag and end the relationship as soon as possible.
People rarely change, and that is the most important thing to remember when building a team.