Building a CAD
Support Team - Part 2
Build ‘em before
you need ‘em. Don't wait until a crisis hits to start
pulling together these teams. You need them in place,
functional and ready when you need them.
with different talents. Don't make the teams too
homogenous. Have a few on each team that don't fit the
mold. Make sure they can function well together
though. You do not want some cranky squeaky wheel
stopping up the works
Make sure that they are loyal to you and the group.
Build unity and keep them working toward a common goal.
They should be ready to defend your decisions and the groups
responsibility based on ability. Give the right job to the
right person. Don't ask your biggest complainer to
develop the rules. Have them review and critic the
work of others.
Don’t lock out
the squeaky wheels. A reminder to keep a critic around.
It is better to find out what the negative side of things
will be before you roll it out to everyone.
Understand your own strengths. Build the teams to
support or cover your weakness. If you are not good at
making deadlines, get someone who is to help out. If
you hate the details, ask a detail person to refine your
Recognize and respect the strengths of others. Not
everyone should be a copy of you. Get people who may
have great talents in an area that you lack.
compliment at all times. Always encourage.
Blend differences among team members and harness the unique
abilities of each member. Assign tasks based on unique
talents. Give the big thinkers the global perspective
jobs. Assign the detailed work to an organized person.