Building a team is 100 times harder than doing the task itself.

I focus most of my time on processes and putting people into the process.

The big mistake I made was designing work around each person. It’s what we naturally would do, especially in a small team.

But when people leave or move up, your business gets disrupted and it’s hard to fill that exact position.

Solution: structure all your work into roles, then hire people into those roles.

If you can, always ensure you have a backup person for each function, so if you lose one, you don’t get crushed— you slot in the next person who is trained for the role.

What is your best tip for managing teams– and would you like to hear more insights like this?