You can’t solve employee problems with your head in the sand
“I can’t believe he hasn’t done anything about that after all this time!”
“It’s so frustrating that nothing ever happens around here.”
“She shouldn’t be allowed to get away with that again!”
Are these types of statements — ones that reflect a total lack of action by management — familiar in your workplace? If so, make sure that you don’t have your head stuck in the sand, ignoring problems that are festering all around you.
It’s often a good idea to go digging — to have your ear to the ground and be aware of any issues. That means you have your pulse on the team. But make sure you aren’t just stirring the pot without dealing with the issue because few things frustrate employees more than a manager who refuses to take action.
There are several things you can do to ensure you don’t get stuck. People who are drivers of change and curious by nature tend to be better at moving things forward. But everyone can learn skills to help them handle tricky situations with ease, no matter what your natural work style. Having an awareness of your own style and how that impacts others is a significant factor to ensuring you are an effective leader. We’ll be exploring that topic in-depth at next week’s workshop. There are a few seats left and we’d love to have you.
Will you be joining us? Or will you remain stuck?