It is a general tendency that people don’t like to hire people who are smarter and superior. The reason is simple; they find it difficult to control them. But is there need to ‘control’ the people in a modern organization? Certainly not! People are mature enough to understand their responsibilities. They do not leave a stone unturned to deliver the best of their capabilities.
Whether you are a startup company or a well-established business house, always remember a rule. Only good talent can take the business graph higher and higher. Inferior people would kill it for sure, even if you find them better controllable. At the end of the day, your objective is to run the business.
You must look for people who work wholeheartedly
Yes, when you have a workforce that puts sincere efforts in carrying out their responsibilities, then it hardly matters where they are more qualified or better experienced than you. As an entrepreneur, you want a steady and consistent increase in the turnover. When you have team members who put as sincere efforts as you do, then you have got the right choice.
If you don’t have such people, then business will struggle to scale up fast, and it would hold you back. It is not affordable in the fiercely competitive business scenario today.
Keep your ego aside, if you need great results
What is more important, your ego or your business, definitely the latter. You have put your blood and sweat in establishing the business. Now you want to take it up to greater heights. In some areas, you have a limited visibility. If you find experts who are more experienced and smarter than you, then hire them for great results. Don’t think that they will take over the control and start driving ‘your’ business.
Remember, you always have the ultimate control over the business. You have the right of approving or disapproving the ideas or proposals. There is no risk of losing control as such.
Complimentary skill-sets are always required in the team
In the team, you need people who can compensate the strengths and weaknesses of each other. Thus, you have the perfect workforce that can deliver miraculous results. Regardless of their experience, qualification or academic record, they need to work in a collaborative manner. Such team can work seamlessly. As founder of the company, your role is to give strategic guidance. Let the team deliver the results.