Nurturing your teams in a growing business

As businesses are expanding the focus is often on developing the business processes to create operational efficiencies and a competitive edge.

But how do you nurture your teams to ensure they too are performing at their best?

Jason Kenny in the The High Performance Podcast talks of the challenges of joining a small team which quickly expands into a large organisation and the importance of continuing to nurture the teams,

This has resonated with 3 conversations this week with SME leaders who are recruiting, growing their customer base and refining their systems but struggling to fully optimise their teams potential.

We are all aware that it is the people in your business who take it to the next level – it’s their enthusiasm, commitment, resilience and energy that gives you the edge over your competitors.

The challenge is having time to focus on nurturing when you’re taking risks and expanding to gain that market edge.

At ProAbility this is the heartbeat of our business and I would like to share my top 5 tips for ensuring you bring your teams with you on your journey of expansion and optimise their talent ….

1. Company Values and Culture
Really understand what your company stands for at its core. Outline each value and the behaviours which show the value is being demonstrated throughout your business. Consider how to embed these values in your recruitment, staff development, reviews and the working environment. Make those values come to life to create a company culture which retains and attracts talent.

2. Listen
Give your colleagues a voice and listen to their perspective. Encourage them to contribute to focus groups, listen to their views and empower them to make decisions. They are your most valuable asset and a rich resource of skills, strengths, initiatives and values.

3. Promote Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience
We never perform at our best if we’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Create a positive culture around emotional wellbeing and resilience. Invest in resilience training and coaching to enable your colleagues to develop strategies so they feel energised by challenges rather than overwhelmed.

4. Create a working environment they can thrive in
Giving your colleagues flexibility, design their job so it plays to their strengths, consider how you train and develop your staff. Invest time in coaching and mentoring rather than generic courses. Understand the value of cultivating a growth mindset in your colleagues.

5. Leadership
Invest in your own leadership skills so you can be future focused, inspire and motivate your colleagues and enable them to feel connected to you.

How are you nurturing your colleagues?

At ProAbility we’re here to help – we specialise in creating your values led culture for your business to thrive in and work with your teams and colleagues to enable them to have the resilience and mindset to fulfill their potential.

Does Employee Happiness Energise you as much as Customer Happiness?

More businesses have developed their online presence over the last 2 years with a focus on reaching more customers and optimising their digital ratings.

Customer satisfaction is king in the competitive business world.

A piece of research by Oxford University’s Said Business School found that happy workers are 13% more productive. They found that happy workers do not put more hours in they are simply more productive within their work time.

Imagine if your teams performance improved by 13%.

What difference would that make to your business?


Your employees are as important as your customers.
It is their values, skills and behaviours that can take your business from being good to outstanding.

Creating a culture where your teams can thrive, where they can be

  • themselves at work
  • happy
  • focused
  • energised
  • motivated
  • agile
  • resourceful
  • resilient
  • feel valued is key to enabling your teams to excel.

At ProAbility our focus is on creating strong cultures in fast growing SME’s which are values driven.

Imagine if your teams happiness and performance was matched with your great customer ratings – how much of a difference would that make?

Please drop me a message if you’d like to explore how to build values into your business and create a culture which promotes a happy, thriving team – our role is to enable you to take your business to the next level.

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Are you making redundancies?

How are you supporting the mental health and wellbeing of employees exiting the business? How much better would you feel if those employees leaving could move onto future employment feeling positive and resilient?

Creating a values-led business

Are your company values the heartbeat of your business?

Your core company values shape your company culture and impact your business strategy. They differentiate you from your competitors and are the why? of your business.

What energises you when the going gets tough?

What energises you when the going gets tough?

Being an SME business leader has never been tougher- whether you are riding the crest of the wave working all hours to optimise opportunities or flat lining and barely making progress or maybe having to close parts or all of your business.