Tuesday, 12th December 2017

Blend Experience, Chemistry, and Diversity for Fit

Posted on 09. Apr, 2012 by in Blogs

TechCrunch recently published a ‘must read’ article for assessing fit when talking to angels and venture capitalists. The three key tips include:

  • Ask the right questions
  • Conduct due diligence
  • Assess value

The same advice applies when looking for employees, professional service providers, and contractors. You need to get to know the people you’ll be working with to ensure synergy. Do your business philosophies align? Will they care as much about your success as you do? Are processes compatible?

Perhaps most importantly, are personalities compatible? You’re looking for shared values, diversity, experience, talent—and people who will sometimes disagree with you. The ability to challenge one another’s thinking in an environment based on respect and trust can prove to be an invaluable asset.

Asking the right questions helps you get to know people and deliberately build chemistry inside and outside of the company. Not only will you improve your company’s success rate, the journey will be a whole lot more rewarding for everyone involved.

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Marcia Moran

Marcia Moran

Marcia Moran helps organizations reimagine what’s possible and provides the framework for clients to achieve stellar, long-term results.

As a Performance Architect, Marcia uses the principles discovered through neuroleadership and positive psychology to deliberately design the employee experience and corporate culture. Blended with pragmatic systems design, these elements free people to play to their strengths while reducing strife in the workplace. As a result, people can push beyond their known limits as individuals, as teams, and as companies.

Marcia is also the Vice President of Marketing for Intelishift, a colocation company with operations in Ashburn, VA and Silicon Valley. Prior to moving to the Metro DC area, she worked as a business consultant for Up ‘N Running and advised startups and small businesses in the areas of management, operations, and marketing.

Marcia earned an MBA from Chapman University. She loves to travel, speaks Norwegian, and unwinds by kayaking and painting landscapes. Marcia recently co-founded Positive Business DC with Shannon Polly and Donna Hemmert. Positive Business DC provides resources to help people increase the levels of well-being in the workplace and at home.

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