Decision Makers

A recent article, 12 common misconceptions startup founders have about employee management by Scott Gerber says that employees are the backbone of every business yet many startups fall short in handling people to help their businesses thrive.

The following are the common mistakes that can stagnate and kill startups. 

  1. Training can be deferred

Startup founders are so engrossed in getting the business launched that they believe formal training can be deferred. Rather than providing training, employers will often throw employees in without a clue as to the bigger picture.

  1. Top talent can do it alone

Regardless of how talented your team may be, they won’t have the same training you do, and they need to understand your perspective. No one can do it alone, and everyone needs guidance.

  1. You need to expand swiftly

In a fast growing business, it’s a common belief that the more the employees the faster the progress.  While expanding is critical, you have to do it the right way—you need to filter your workforce.

  1. What you say is what’s heard

Everyone operates out of a different worldview, so there are times when there will be miscommunication. A manager who is unable to ensure proper communication in the workplace will have a host of problems to deal with.

  1. You can’t show your startup flaws 

You’ll lose employees respect and trust if you don’t let them see startup flaws. Some people want to know they are vital to something bigger than themselves. Allowing them to see the struggle will fuel certain employees to produce well. 

  1. Believing office perks compensate long work hours 

Beautiful offices like executive suites Charlotte and executive suites Philly, free meals, gym memberships, etc. are great perks. Yet, you also must have work life balance incorporated into your startup. 


Every company should invest in their employees since they largely represent the business.  Investing on a stunning workspace attracts talent that will be part of your business success.  YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of businesses looking for everything from staffed flexible offices to agile office space. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs. 

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