Blog

Anatomy of a winning team

08/06/2016 / Comments 0

Anatomy of a winning team

With the big kick-off to Euro 2016 now just around the corner, we wondered whether businesses can learn anything from the selection dilemmas that the 24 managers will be encountering before each match.

Take the England manager Roy Hodgson, for example. Amid all the talk about formations, diamonds, split strikers and where on earth Wayne Rooney should play, he has asserted that it’s the players, not systems, that make the difference.

So if we apply this to the world of business, just what does it take to build a successful team? Youthful exuberance? Experience? Flair? And how can all these facets fit together in a system that works? We believe we’ve come up with the winning formula to make your business world beaters.

Goalkeeper

Every business needs a safe pair of hands, someone who can take on and deal with anything that’s thrown at them. Not only are they happy to get their hands dirty and jump straight into projects and tasks, but they also thrive off the level of responsibility that brings.

Full backs

A bit of an all-rounder, someone who’s disciplined and reliable but will also chip in with new ideas and provide crucial support to the rest of your team. It can be a fine balance between them fulfilling their primary duties and giving them the licence to be a bit more expansive.

Centre backs

The dependables; these are your rocks of the business. They might not be bursting with new ideas, but they’re experienced, composed when working under pressure and provide the foundations for the rest of your team to thrive from.

Defensive midfielder

These are the unsung heroes of your team that bring vital experience and stability to your line-up. To their colleagues they are invaluable and looked up to, passing on their advice and knowledge for the whole team’s benefit. They keep things simple, put out any fires as they arise and allow the more creative departments to do their thing.

Centre midfielder

The engine room of the business. It doesn’t matter what you throw at them or how much work they have on, they’ll work their socks off for the benefit of the team. And with their versatility and never-say-die attitude, they will contribute to all aspects of the business.

Attacking midfielder

This person possesses the key to generating new business opportunities. They’re creative individuals that excel in a team environment. Although not everything they try will work, they should be encouraged to keep trying new things in the knowledge that, when it does pay off, you’ll get a great result.

Wingers

These are your flair employees. Though they might be young and raw, you know they’ve got undoubted potential that, if nurtured in the right way, could generate lots of new business opportunities. What they may lack in experience is more than made up for in exuberance and passion, and they are brimming with new ideas.

Striker

Every business needs someone to convert the opportunities being presented to them, and your strikers will achieve this on a regular basis. Composed under pressure and with a good conversion ratio, their sole focus is to deliver the goals the business needs to reach new heights.

Subs

While every team has its star individuals, you mustn’t forget the support staff that keep morale high and fill in wherever’s necessary. And if you’re still lacking the skills and expertise on the bench to complete a job, you can always look outside the squad to outsourced support in order to fill any resource gaps.

Does this resonate with your team? Are there any positions your business is missing, or key positions that we’ve missed? Have your say in the comments section below!

Comments

No comments yet - be the first!

Funders we work with

  • Metro Bank SME Finance
  • Partnership Invoice Finance
  • Calverton Finance
  • Skipton Business Finance
  • Secure Trust Bank
  • 1pm
  • Barclays
  • Davenham Asset Finance
  • GapCap Cashflow Finance
  • Working Capital Partners
  • Roma Finance
  • Leumi ABL
  • Market Invoice
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Ultimate Finance Group
  • Davenham Trade Finance
  • Amicus Commercial Finance
  • Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance
  • Outsauce
  • Regency Factors
  • Aldermore Invoice Finance
  • Innovation Finance
  • Ashley Commercial Finance
  • ABN AMRO Commercial Finance
  • Pulse Cashflow Finance
  • Nucleus Commercial Finance
  • Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance
  • Team Factors
  • Woodsford Tradebridge
  • Platform Black
  • Positive Cashflow Finance
  • Shawbrook Business Credit
  • Invoice Cycle
  • Catalyst Finance
  • PNC Business Credit
  • Factor 21
  • Santander Corporate & Commercial
  • iwoca
  • IGF Invoice Finance
  • Bibby Financial Services
  • Asset Advantage
  • Assetz Capital
  • Everline
  • Close Brothers Invoice Finance
  • Henry Howard Cashflow Finance
  • Trade Finance Partners
  • Creative Capital

Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA number 730445)
We are a credit broker and not a lender and offer credit facilities from a panel of lenders

Our website uses cookies. For more information about managing cookies, visit our Privacy and Cookie Policy. Continue