We all hope to have freedom to create our own schedules. Complete control and this amazing flexibility to work when we want to is the entrepreneurial dream. I’ll be my OWN boss then no one can tell me what to do or when to show up. This is not something that happens quickly. It is something you work toward and even then when you are the owner and others are depending on you the responsibility will often usurp your freedom.
Have you decided that you want a team that listens to everyone and values everyone’s voice? Well, then don’t decide that and then fire someone for asking questions. Then turn around and say we don’t want a company that our team members are afraid of speaking up. This creates a total lack of trust in the company and a will lead to disloyalty. This is why it is important to have an idea of what your company’s culture should be as soon as possible and to work toward that culture.
There is no one way or right way to go about creating you company culture. It needs to fit you and your business. You need to decide how you want your company to feel and keep that in mind even through the frenzy. If it is important for your team to be able to speak their minds, as long as they are respectful etc, then you need to not punish them when they do so. You brought them on for a reason, right? If vertical structure is important to you make sure this is implemented and that your team knows the appropriate lines of communication.