How do team members grow in entrepreneurial organizations where there’s no obvious “ladder”? In this episode, Shannon talks to teamwork efficiency expert Nick Sonnenberg about his newest breakthrough, “Dynamic Role Optimization,” which gives entrepreneurs a system for divvying up and swapping activities within their businesses. He explains how you can apply this system, starting with just a simple spreadsheet, and outlines five work levels that show you whom to hire, how to keep them, and how to reward them. Teams using this system report being happier than they were six or 12 months ago because they’re doing more intellectually stimulating work that gives them more joy. Meanwhile, the team is producing better-quality work that’s better suited to their pay grade.
Free download: The “Five Work Levels” document that Nick spent thousands of dollars developing for his company.