Putting your team together
The right skillsThe exact positions and titles of the leadership team may vary based on the venture model, but Andy Horsnell of the management consultancy Aperio recommends that a social enterprise team include players with the following competencies:
- Recent experience in a small business startup
- Extensive knowledge of the customer base
- Technical expertise
The right fit
In the comments below, reflect on a team you have been a part of in the past. What made this team particularly effective (or, perhaps, ineffective) at accomplishing its goals?Social mission fit: Is the team member committed to the broader vision of the social enterprise?Cultural fit: How well will the team member adapt to the work culture of the organisation?Founder fit: How does the team member complement the founder’s skill set? Will their personalities enable effective collaboration?
Social Enterprise: Turning Ideas into Action
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