Don’t be afraid to hire your replacement at work

Although this article talks more about hiring the best talents, I liked how different personalities and work styles are validated.

As an employee the right fit for me at the workplace would be maximum flexibility as I like managing my own time for the best efficiency. This is especially so in an increasingly connected work environment where we don’t have to be glued to the office chair. We can work from anywhere and at any time.  Some people prefer set times and structures though. What about you?


MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: How do you build a strong team? is written by Melissa Puls, CMO of Progress Software.

What determines a company’s success? This critical business question is asked daily around the world, prompting widely divergent responses. The answer, of course, varies by company and circumstance. However, what does not waver is the need for a strong team to collectively move a business towards its goals. In my experience, strong teams are the result of four factors:

Assembling your A-team
Teams are by definition an assembly of individuals working together for a common purpose. While some prefer a uniform group, I have found that assembling a multidimensional group of colleagues is most successful. Recruit and elevate the best people at what they do, while seeking a…

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