Greig Clark, my good friend and founder of College Pro Painters, used to say that in order to build a truly great company, it has to be slightly more than a business and slightly less than a religion. It has to be in the zone of a cult.
The cult-like culture starts with people who have a fantastic cultural fit, who are strong leaders, have proven ability to perform their roles, and will do it at one hundred miles an hour.
To build a cult-like workplace find new employees that raise the average skill set of the entire group.
A business’ hiring process is just like when you’re rebuilding a sports team. You need to get rid of the wrong players and bring in those that raise the average of the team. A sports team never considers bringing in a bunch of C players – they obsess about bringing in better players to win the cup.
All champion teams have a cult-like environment. Your company should be structured the same way. And in our lifetime, the Toronto Blue Jays will win the world series again. My dad says so!!!
For more information on this topic, check out: Building a World Class Culture.