We're a team of 3 co-founders plus one full-time and one part-time person. We're about a year into the business, built a strong ecosystem of clients (B2B) & partners, have a strong brand in the local market and listened for the past year on what people need/want. We're now working on defining the business model & service offering which is led by our CREATOR on the team. It's not going as fast as I expect it to go but I'm always the light-speed mover anyway. It's extremely hard for me to accelerate things also because I don't want to push my team too hard. How do you make sure that in a creative situation (like business modeling & service design), your team moves fast, feels inspired to perform and drives the process forward?

Sounds like things are moving along well -- nice job.
There will be fits and starts to any venture, so as you assess what's going on here, consider:
* stepping back and realistically determining if you're being fair to this process -- everyone has different work styles and you should respect those differences within the context of constantly making progress
* discussing the situation with your co-founders (can't tell if the creator is one of them) and making sure you're aligned on expectations for this stage -- and whether those expectations are being met
* renewing your broader strategy/vision with the team to ensure that everyone knows what the ultimate goals are (beyond the stages getting there)
* Developing a 30/60/90 plan (or something like it) complete with goals, measurables and tactics that are built around making progress
If you wish to discuss, send me a PM through Clarity for 15 free minutes.

Answered 5 years ago

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