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Most people are well aware that the corporate game is not the kind they teach in school. When it comes to the highly composed but often cutthroat world of corporations, some people are more naturally suited to it than others are. However, when you seek to actually build a company, you have to all but actively encourage this type of extremely ambitious ruthlessness in your employees. It is oneof the fundaments of a good company.
Corporations run on many emotions. On the one hand, greed and fear balance against each other, causing people to alternately take stands to enact their desires, and shrink down into their cubicles in the hope of not making enough of a stire to endanger their jobs. How you position people and who you hire will make a great difference, especially in the early stages of your company. In the early stages, everyone on the team will work with everyone else. If you don’t have another office, you can’t just transfer an employee who doesn’t work well with your team somewhere else.
So when you begin to set up your company and hire workers, you need to be very cognizant of how your people work together. When you are the one setting up everything, you need to keep a careful balance, so you have a team that can function without you playing referee or babysitter. From the very start of your org chart, everyone needs to be balanced between wanting to move up and wanting to avoid being scrapped. With this balance of greed and fear, you have the chance to make things happen.