How to keep A-holes out of your organization.

I’m not a huge fan of rules. Creative people as a species are naturally averse to them. But if you want to develop a business with a strong culture and a rock solid, repeatable process you need some rules to guide you.

Some Background

Rules That Free Us

Prevention

The Conundrum

The Problem

Even Worse

The Solution

There simply is no room for the distraction, the division and the drama caused by A-holes. Accepting them tells the rest of the organization that It’s okay to be an A. That can’t happen. Because eventually enough people will leave, or threaten to leave that you have no choice but to get rid of the A-hole A-nyway.

The Result

The Weaponry

See the A in the middle of the word Weaponry? Notice that it has no A-hole? That’s because there are no A-holes at The Weaponry. #TrueStory #BakedInFromTheStart

By establishing this rule from the beginning we have had no A-hole problems at The Weaponry over the past 3 years. None. Not even a whiff of a personality problem. #snickering All of our full-time and part-time team members have been exceptional people who work great with others.

Key Takeaway

*If you know someone who could benefit from this message (like someone dealing with an A-hole) please share it with them.

Originally published at http://theperfectagencyproject.com on August 20, 2019.

I am a growth-minded entrepreneur trying to share what I am learning on my journey, both professionally and personally. Also hoping to make people laugh.