“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilisation work.” Vince Lombardi
There’s plenty of clichés out there about the importance of teamwork (‘There’s no I in TEAM’, ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’, etc.), but seriously, they’re not wrong!
Competing in the employment process is an absolute pleasure. Not only do you sit back with the feeling of a job well done but you have the second, even more satisfying feeling that you have added a key element to your team.
We have all faced this dilemma. The team needs more capacity, and it’s time to decide who can fill the skills gap. Should you start looking for someone with experience who can slot into your way of working and get up to speed quickly with minimal intervention, or should you give a chance to someone starting out who displays ‘raw talent’, and train them for the role? There is no such thing as the ‘perfect’ employee, so the answer is rarely clear-cut.