Running a business can sometimes be very lonely
Running a business can sometimes be very lonely
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Running a business can sometimes be very lonely

Running a business can sometimes be very lonely

As an entrepreneur, you undoubtedly lie awake at times, unsure of where to begin in order to find a solution. You're on your own, and even if you know where to start, how can you be sure that you've done enough?

Perhaps it's important to reflect on what you really expect from yourself. Because managing expectations effectively starts with you. And then, what exactly do you expect from your team of employees in your company? Too often, expectations are implicit. And expecting someone to simply do their best is really not enough. If you're not clear about your expectations, how can your employees meet them? Without this, there is no teamintuition, which is key to high business growth.

Trust as the Foundation for Teamintuition

To develop teamintuition, trust is essential. The foundation for trust lies in creating mutual expectations and organizing the company based on them. This implies that trust is a leadership risk. In other words, if I, as an employee, do not have trust in my leader, the entrepreneur, then it will affect the performance of our company. As entrepreneurs, we have complete control over how we structure our organization. Moreover, we have a significant influence on the culture in our company.

We see that we actually have the steering wheel in our hands to consciously work on the trust perceived by the team (the employees), the customers, and the suppliers. Thus, it's clear that building trust is not just about correctly delivering the end products, but also about the journey to get there. It requires continuous attention.

To develop team intuition, trust is indispensable

Therefore, communicate your expectations to your team of employees and let them excel. Success or failure is measured against the expectations that were set earlier. Nothing is as important as clearly and explicitly conveying these expectations. Because what is not visible, does not receive attention.

As mentioned, the foundation for trust lies in creating mutual expectations. Mutual trust then forms the basis of collaboration. Because when others can rely on you and you on them, mutual trust grows. And that is the basis for developing teamintuition. It also enhances job satisfaction, and isn't that what we all want?!

Over de schrijver
Entrepreneurs take risks and are incredibly important for our economy. Unfortunately, a good balance between work and private life is often lacking. It is precisely this that drives Paul Joore to have a positive impact on the lives of entrepreneurs and contribute to their success.Paul is the ambitious founder of the online Route ICR platform for successful entrepreneurship. He is also the author of the entrepreneurship book ‘Succesvol groeien doe je zo!’ (Successful Growth, How to Do It!). "I believe in setting seemingly unattainable goals. Challenging oneself, innovating, and constantly improving. Supported by a well-structured organization."Paul has tens of thousands of flight hours in the business world, with a background as an entrepreneur, coach, interim manager, and former chartered accountant. Always focusing on realizing challenging goals as effectively and efficiently as possible: in other words, being successful through being inControl, in the entire process from true ambition to result.This only works by thinking, planning, and acting from a goal-oriented structure. In the SME sector, there was a lack of knowledge and experience in this area, and well-thought-out solutions were not available. Therefore, Paul decided to create this himself.In many SME businesses, the 'madness of the day' reigns. As a result, entrepreneurs are not inControl when it comes to achieving goals, let alone challenging ones. Therefore, they also do not realize their true ambition. Worse, for many, this ambition is not even crystal clear. And how can you work towards a goal without having a real one? Logically, there can also be no balance between work and private life. And no balance means no rest.So, the Route ICR web app helps entrepreneurs and teams to be inControl in the entire process from ambition to result. With the ICR "InControlRating" of your business as a growth compass. Very clear and handy to know through one number how your business is and will be doing. So you know whether you will achieve your goals and be successful from this starting point. And if the score is disappointing, you also know what to work on to improve.This way, you gradually work towards a better balance in your life, feel good about yourself, and have a positive mindset! Are you curious? You too can experience the Route ICR web app for 14 days free of charge, without obligations!
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