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Avoiding team growing pains

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When your team grows, you gener­ally have more problems—and less time to deal with them. But with the greater collection of skills and ideas available in your larger staff, you also have the increased potential to get more done.

To make the most of the opportunities presented by a growing team, consider the following tips:

Make jobs clear. Confusion results when people aren't sure who's sup­posed to be doing what. Make sure your department has clear job descriptions that keep people on their toes, not stepping on each other's.

Be clear to incoming job candi­dates what their prospective jobs will entail. The more precise you are about the skills and activities involved, and the more closely you probe candidates for their ability to perform those essentials, the more likely you are to add new members who will help the team move for­ward. Another key advantage of clear job descriptions is that they can help prevent dumping of u...(register to read more)

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