For startups, so the mantra: team matters. Is this philosophy exaggerated? Overrated? Cliché? According to successful entrepreneur and VC at GRP Partners Mark Suster the answer is a clear no. Team is the only thing that matters. In this post he outlines his thinking and tips around hiring and recruiting the great talent.
There may be good reasons to look for teammates who will “fit in”—they might feel more comfortable, they could be happier and more engaged, they might stay in the role longer. But merely selecting people who fit into the existing peer group will likely go at the expense of increased performance benefits of a diverse team base. Therefore, it might be fruitful to think of a better framework combining cultural contribution and values fit in evaluation potential teammates.
Article by Courtney Seiter on the Open Buffer blog
There are some common mistakes that hiring managers just cannot seem to stop making. New hiring managers make these, but even seasoned pros will get comfortable and start making these mistakes.