Leaders look at a variety of traits when hiring, but when it comes down to it, there are two different kinds of people: builders or movers. Startups need builders.
Builders are centered on innovation: they transform existing systems and create new ways to execute on a vision. They take a product idea and not only turn it into a reality, but add features that make it even more appealing to your customers. Movers, on the other hand, add and grow to a company’s infrastructure to scale your business in a massive way. There are certain business processes for which established methods are important – and this is where movers thrive. Builders and movers are both critical for different stages in your company’s growth. However, builders are important in a company’s early stages because they’re the ones who are going to get the business off the ground, establish a positive company culture and enable organizations to scale rapidly when the time comes.