Just because someone can do a job well, doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll mesh well with the rest of the team. Understanding the complexities and nuances of how your current team operates, and hiring for fit is crucial to building a team that performs well together and stays passionate about what they do as a group. Leaders who’ve made the mistake of rushing to bring someone on board who’s personality, energy level and work habits don’t jive well with the rest of the crew will agree that it can bring everyone down, dull the excitement of working together, and hinder the entire group’s productivity. Recruiting people who will bring a positive attitude and energy to your team’s mix can have a positive effect on the creativity, communication and overall performance of the entire group. Finding good people is easier said than done, and requires patience and care. Don’t rush the hiring process. It’s better to run lean with a tight-knit group of great people, than to be overstaffed with bad eggs.