How To Get Buy-In From Your Team

Getting buy-in from your team when implementing a new app or a new process for how things should go can be stressful if you’re going about it wrong.
Instead, do this…
Start with Why.
Changing processes or habits can be difficult for any of us.

Your team will be far more receptive to making a change if they first understand why the change needs to be made.
Make sure you lead with the benefit to them.

The brand benefit to any improvement is to increase effectiveness, which then increases profits.
When you increase profits, you can pay more.
Here’s an example :
Maybe you’ve been handing out work orders via text messages or by printed document, but now you understand how much easier life will be for you if you implement a project management app like
The benefit to them with the app is that they can know ahead of time when and where they will be working, the full scope of work, pictures of the job, and possibly where the other team members will be working too.
But first,
Sell your influencer on it.
We all have a person on our team that is not the owner that the team looks to for leadership.
That person is your team’s influencer.
Make sure you sit down with your influencer and help them see the benefit to them and the company as a whole.
Once you have your influencer’s support, introduce it to your whole team, and with your influencer’s support, it will be much easier to get buy-in.
In summary:
  • Start with why: what’s the benefit for them?
  • Sell your influencer on it first.
  • Roll it out for effective buy-in.

About the Author

As a newly single father of two from MI, he struggled to start over as a paint contractor in FL, going door to door. His situation was so bad, even the IRS had mercy on him.

 Feeling completely hopeless, he remembered the story of King Solomon praying for wisdom. Could it be so easy? 

He felt he had absolutely nothing to lose. So, as a bankrupt, divorced, high school dropout, single father of 2 young kids, now living 1250 miles away from all friends and family, started to pray for wisdom.
 And while he continues to wait for the wisdom to arrive, what did come was an insatiable desire to learn and read books… 
Thanks to God for giving him the burning passion to read books, and attend seminars, (oh and winning the wife lottery) he not only cracks the success code and overcomes the struggle, but also streamlines his painting business in less than 3 years, published a how to book, then sold the company. Now he leads a business coaching company for painting contractors so he can help other businesses, like yours, to do the same. Hear more... Or