When you’re a startup, every employee has to do multiple jobs. Founders can be chief engineer and chief salesman. Entrepreneurs, partners and leaders will often take on roles they never dreamed of performing as they work feverishly to grab business quickly.
That kind of multitasking is key to a startup’s success – but could also spell failure when it’s time for the enterprise to grow up.
Salesmen who never even filed their own tax return end up becoming a firm’s accountant. Lifelong operations staffers taking on compliance roles. Administrative assistants suddenly find themselves as the human-resources officers.
If you want your business to succeed and shed the startup banner, you have to be better at assessing your human capital and reassigning roles where necessary. Failure to do so could keep you from making the leap to the next level, or, worse, could wipe out the progress you’ve already made.
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