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Structure Needed for Small Business Employee Development

Monday, April 10, 2017

Most small businesses and entrepreneurs realize that they need to offer professional development for their employees, regardless of the team’s size. For many, the first place to start is to take a look at team members and identify who has untapped potential. Asher Raphael, CEO of Power Home Remodeling, says that he used performance metrics to decide which employees needed shaping. “I was focused on grooming the men and women with the best numbers,” Raphael says. “I realized, however, that top performance didn’t always equate with strong leadership that would allow our organization to scale and grow.” Raphael explained that while employee development is important, missteps can cause headaches. Resources will be wasted and employees will falter. One of the best ways to ensure mistakes don’t occur is to have a structured program in place. “As a startup, oftentimes people fear structure,” says Jonathan Wasserstrum, CEO and co-founder at SquareFoot. “The notion of structure scares people, especially when there isn't much around at the early stages of a business.” 

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