If 'not enough' is your reply, keep reading!
You've hired the right people, they have the right skills and tools for their jobs but something's just not quite right in your workplace. At times things seem to take an age to get done and get done properly. So you badger them to crack on so you don't miss your deadline which results in them feeling unloved and cheesed off!
So what's going on here? Sometimes it's not easy to put your finger on what's going wrong, until it's too late. You probably can't spot the misunderstandings and lack of trust that can lead to confusion, low morale or even intimidation and bullying.
But if it gets this far the chances are you'll soon spot the downbeat, gloomy workplace environment, unhappy staff banging on the HR manager's door, the turnover of your best staff and the negative impact on productivity. Ooops!
Everyone's a loser in this scenario, so what are you going to do about it?
Take action, that's what! The good news is it doesn't have to be this way. Step in and take control of the situation before it gets out of hand. How? The single biggest thing you can do is to create a culture of trust. To do this you need to improve the quality of relationships between everyone in the workplace.
Now, the bad news here is that creating a culture of trust through building strong positive relationships isn't easy, and it isn't a quick fix, but the good news is it can be done. What's more, it may be the most crucial action you take in your role as a manager or leader in getting your workplace back to work.
Because when you get rid of that stiff and unfriendly working environment the benefits will permeate through every part of your business.
- You'll find it much easier to gets things done.
- You'll feel the “pulse” on what is happening in your department or business everyday.
- You won't have to spend time and energy overcoming your peoples' problems.
- You'll differentiate your company from others.
- You'll get ahead of your competitors and rightly feel a very proud manager or owner
If this sounds good to you, take action now and give a call me. Because when you take action you'll enjoy a happy and peaceful Christmas and can look forward to a happy and productive workplace in 2016!
Best regards, Jon