Getting the team right

The thumbnail version:

  • Better teams produce better results.
  • Recruit carefully.

The full version:

Ed Catmull in his book, “Creativity Inc.”, says: “Getting the team right is the necessary precursor to getting the ideas right.” Translated to be applicable to a textile screen printing shop it would read: “Better teams produce better results.”

What this means when hiring for a screen shop is that a carefully-put-together team of compatible personalities and complimentary skills will produce better prints more efficiently and effectively. And since better prints create happier customers and a better reputation, which in turn leads to more repeat business and more new business, Catmull obviously makes sense.

Is it time to take a look at the team as you ready your shop for the new year?