For most entrepreneurs, "management" is almost a bad word. We've been through bad managers in previous jobs, and part of the rush of starting your own business is not having to manage anyone or be managed. But with success comes more employees, and that means teams that need to work smoothly. The raw dedication you have to a start-up won't keep your teams running on greased gears. You're going to have to figure out how to make managing people work for your organization and promoting your culture instead of holding it back.
In this session, we'll explore modern, entrepreneurial functions of management and best practices for managers who create ease and stability. Then we'll flesh out the differences between a small flat organization and one with teams, and what it takes to leap from self-management to managing teams fluidly and without losing focus. Bring a pen and paper to the session and you'll walk out with a few extremely simple systems you can put in place right now (even if you're your only employee) that keep you organized AND allow you to transition seamlessly to managing teams when your business grows.