Is it Time to Hire an Integrator?

Is it Time to Hire an Integrator?

As a busy entrepreneur, how often do you find yourself “up to your eyeballs in alligators” managing your day to day tasks? If you’re like many high achievers, the answer is probably “more than I’d like”. The reality facing entrepreneurs today is that with additional technology and skill requirements, comes additional resources, a greater investment in time, and projects that encompass much larger scopes than ever before. But did you know, that there’s a position that exists in the business world to juggle all of that? Did you know there’s an individual that you could hire, that will ensure that all the moving parts of your business operate together toward your vision? There is. And, that job title is an integrator. What is an integrator? In the simplest terms, an integrator takes your vision and makes it happen. Think of an integrator as a project manager on steroids. Not only do they understand business processes, but they can effectively and efficiently orchestrate all the moving parts. They shoulder the burden so that you can focus on being the driving genius behind your business. They are not “yes men”. A true integrator will ask questions and will be quick to point out opportunities of improvement within your processes, staffing, and procedures. ​How can you spot an integrator? If you’re lucky, you may already have an integrator-in-waiting on staff who is currently fulfilling another roll. You’re looking for an extrovert who also happens to have a nice balance of qualitative and quantitative understanding of how your entire operation runs. You’ll want to fill this role with someone who is a visionary with the ability to...