Clear business structure is beneficial for success of employees

A growing farm may find itself needing to hire employees, possibly even the first non-family employees. When bringing on new hires, it's important to give them the "lay of the land" as far as reporting structure, because just letting them figure it out for themselves is not a plan that will benefit anyone involved.

In his latest Finance First post at Farm Futures, Darren Frye explains the chaos and frustration that befell one operation as a result of a poorly outlined reporting structure, as one hand didn't know what the other was doing. It's all too common a tale in business, but this one ends with successful Human Resources consulting by Water Street Solutions, giving the operation a well defined organizational chart with clear reporting structures.