By Chris Ortega, MBA, Sr. Finance Manager at Emarsys, USA
So, you are a C-suite executive, Vice President, Director, Manager, Senior, or Staff financial professional and you just had a high potential and high-performance team member or members move on to greener pastures. Or you aspire to be a high potential and high-performance employee and looking for success factors to take your game to the next level. Well, look no further than this post.
The goal of this post is to provide my top 5 success factors for retaining and building a FP&A dream team from the perspective of a high potential and high performer (Top Player) and millennial. Before, I continue let's get this out from tipoff.
It is highly unlikely to retain 100% of team talent, no matter what HR says or your beliefs just accept some will take their talents to South Beach (i.e. another company or opportunity). However, the goal should be to produce a team culture and environment where growing, developing and strengthening all variations of team performance and potential are proactive. Hey, CFO or VP the highlight in the previous sentence is PROACTIVE.
If you are reactive in retaining and building your finance dream team it is likely your top players are already exploring free agency with other teams. However, it is not too late to re-engage them but they will be skeptical or saying "I've heard this before." Without further adieu, let's get to my top 5 success factors to get them back in the game. Lace up leadership and make sure you have stretched because it's game time!
Finance teams are evolving from being scorekeepers to the value integrators in organizations. Additionally, it's important to understand change and transformation don't happen overnight. However, by implementing these success factors it will get you on the right path of retaining and building your finance dream team. In conclusion, Michael Jordan said, "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win champions." So reader, are you part of a Dream Team or just trying to make the playoffs? Whatever your answer lace up and make today count!
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