Knowing that startups are all about people, people, people, it’s important to address team building in the early days of a new startup. Getting the right people on the bus is the first and foremost priority followed by building rapport and trust amongst the team members — the better the team works together, the better the results.
Here are some team building ideas for the early days of a new startup:
- Use daily check-ins to align focus and develop transparency
- Simple things like breaking bread and grabbing lunch together on a regular basis goes a long ways
- Get team members involved in the hiring decisions whenever possible and always focus on corporate culture fit
- Work to understand each other’s personality styles and be open about how best to communicate internally
People are what make a startup work, or not work, and should be taken very seriously. With the right people in place, the next step is getting the team operating at a high level — this takes time and is critically important.
What else? What are some other ideas for team building in the early days of a new startup?