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[Infographic] Anatomy Of A Great Business Team

The success of any company is wholly dependent on the individuals that make up the team behind the business.

But what makes a good team in business is as much debated as it is in sport – what is that right mix of individuals with the right skill sets, traits and values that determine a great business team? For example, it is argued that for a startup you need just six people – the expert, the doer, the leader, the industry veteran, the sales person and the accountant. Does that ring true in your startup?

This infographic from Unum explores the core characteristics of what makes a great business team, such as excellent communication skills, a shared vision and mutual respect. If you’re putting together a new team or tweaking your current one, you may want to look at the tips within.

[Infographic credit: Unum]

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Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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