Thursday Jan 16, 2014 by Devon McDonald - Director of Sales & Marketing Support, OpenView Venture Partners
At the expansion stage, it is very easy for teams (of all functional areas) to become incredibly distracted. There are so many shiny objects that can derail teams from focusing on the few, most important things that matter.
If a company has unfocused and scattered CEOs/senior managers that will inevitably trickle down to the rest of the company, and sooner or later 90% of your employees will be running around like chickens with their heads cut off.
You are probably reading this thinking, “Nope. Not me. I’m not that leader.”
But how can you really be so sure?
Still not convinced, or not sure if you really are prohibiting your team’s growth? Consider having a company-wide employee satisfaction survey heading into 2014.
At the end of the day, no one is perfect. We can all be distracting from time to time. But the more conscious we are of our own behaviors and how them impact others, the more successful we will all be in the long run.
Devon McDonald is the Director of Sales & Marketing Support at OpenView Venture Partners. You can find this post, as well as additional content on the OpenView Blog located here. You can also follow Devon on Twitter (@DevMcDee) by clicking here.