Have you ever considered how well your business would function if the CEO was suddenly gone? Some would say business would continue as it always had, while others would say the company would take a nosedive worthy of an Olympic medal. And if you’re the latter, then you should seriously consider rethinking how your company is structured. Even in the absence of key employees, a company should function without pause–because of the team.
The team dynamic of a company can do more than any one person. However, in the heavily management-focused structure companies have come to rely on, working with your team (rather than they working for you) is easier said than done. There are a number of ways you can help ensure employees are ready to step up to a challenge without blinking an eye.