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How much minimal structure do I need to be able to work efficiently and how much maximum structure so that one does not internally and externally block oneself? Which paths and tools help me to find the right structures, especially in the start-up phase?
Challenges in the initial phase
At the beginning of a startup, everyone is on fire and wants to get started right away, create a business plan, develop products, planning the marketing, and much more. Everyone is highly motivated and contributes according to their personal strengths.
People are different and therefore their respective need for structure. Someone needs a fixed schedule and the other one already hears “plan or to do list” and closes his ears right away. How do you find a common ground here? Many people also have experience in a company with the “old economy” style, ie. rigid corporate structures, little room for development, etc. This szenario is exactly what they no longer want. They want maximum freedom to implement their ideas and visions.
But if you work in a team, you need certain structures such. These include, for example, operational structures, communication channels, agreed forms of voting, definition of the flow of information, clarification of decision-making powers, and much more. – Where is the common ground here?
Role distribution in the team
Ideally, even before starting a business, you keep an eye on that every large area of responsibility is occupied by at least one person.
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Now who looks after the meaningful structures? Ideally, the person who is responsible for Internal Affairs and of course only in close coordination with all others. The internal processes should actively support all other areas in concentrating on their respective core businesses. Only when all areas work together optimally, the added value can be maximized.
Use of meaningful structures and processes
The advantage of meaningful structures and processes clearly lies in the increase in productivity, because
Helpful tools for meaningful structures
Which tools and actions can be used now in everyday life or have to be checked regularly:
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