In July of 2014 I installed an ‘INTRANET’ at my company. An intranet is a private network within my company. Only employees and contractors are allowed in. I talk about the mission, vision and goals of the company. We display growth stats, have courses my team can take, and dialog amongst each other. It’s also a mini social network of our own.
Why would I build an intranet? The primary reason is because I want us all to be on the same page moving into the future. I’ve realized that the visions God gives me, he doesn’t give to the team. I’m supposed to interpret them and relay the message at the right time in the right way.
The second reason I built the intranet was to arm and equip my team with the knowledge, training and resources to move into the future. This future will include battles…battles of distraction, competition, let downs, employee turnover, and all other sorts of bumps that entrepreneurial organizations experience.
We, as business owners, are in charge of our team. It’s not about YOU anymore. This is about your team. We will find ourselves in times of attack by the enemy, and thus our employees will too. Our first line of defense is prayer (which we already spoke about), but now its time we equip our team to defend and succeed.
As we continue to read Nehimiah and his rebuilding of the wall, and correlate it with the rebuilding of our business, we see a leader that knows how to equip his team, knows the importance of what this does mentally to His team, and doesn’t just rely on his initial prayers.
In Nehemiah 4:16-18, God’s word says:
From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked. But the man who sounded the trumpet stayed with me.
God wants you to succeed. He is for your business! He’s looking for leaders that will equip their teams. If you’ll focus on covering your team in prayer, training them for success and equipping them for battle, your business will be impenetrable to the forces that don’t want it to exist.
Imagine a world where every company was led by a Godpreneur, an entrepreneur under the full authority and direction of God. I pray we all can become the Godpreneurs God has created us to be.