It’s common enough business wisdom that you’re better off hiring an expert in an area that you’re not particularly skilled in. Why?
The answer is two-fold:
- You will do a poor job of what you are bad at, whether it be marketing, network management, baking cakes, or sewing aprons. Another person who has more knowledge and is allowed to focus within their field will do better.
- And while your attention is going to something you have no skill in, your insights and energy will be missing from what you’re actually good at. The thing that makes you sparkle as a business owner or service provider.
As a consequence, it can be very rewarding to hire staff or outsource tasks and areas of your business that just aren’t your specialty.
If you can’t provide enough to do in an area to hire a staff member for the job, then giving them a wide range of unrelated responsibilities puts you right into the same problem you had before. Except now it’s your unfortunate new staff doing a mediocre job of various things. This is also one of the best ways to ensure your turnover of employees stays high. Overwhelming people with hectic, disjointed responsibilities always works.
How Do You Refocus Your Team?
The key is to allow you and your staff to each focus. Hone in on what you do best. Make it your field of expertise and daily attention. Let your staff have ownership and domain in their areas. And take the things that are not the real meat of your business and outsource them. Hire for them if necessary, or quit doing them.
Computer security, network management, and technology troubleshooting are usually supportive of your business, but is not the meat of it. That’s why managed services make so much sense for so many businesses, especially dental practices, staffing agencies, and similar businesses that use computers but do not specialize in computers.
To find out how to refocus your team, without neglecting your computer security and maintenance, contact Grundig IT today.
“Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.” -Russell Simmons
(probably referring to who could manage your technology for you)