It’s really hard on a team when a “team member” does not do their “part” and others are left to rescue, fix and save with no time to address the behavior of the slacker.
If “It’s just easier to do it myself” is common when you think about holding someone accountable you are wearing a neon sign that reads — “UNDER PERFORMERS WELCOME HERE”. Yep, that’s right, you are very likely attracting what you most complain about when you rescue, fix and save.
If you are challenged by all there is to do on your team and find yourself rescue, fixing and saving much more than you would like to because it all has to be done to meet deadlines and customer expectations it might be time for a Venn diagram time out to SHOW the team that it isn’t just you being overwhelmed or dramatic.
One of the most infuriating conditions I see play out in workplaces is a low performer running rings around his or her boss.
Explain yourself. Why do people quit you?
Unclear expectations are the bane of a leader’s existence both in the giving and in the getting.
It sucks when employees are not getting along. It’s especially tough when there is tension in the workplace between co-workers. Whether it involves you or you have been invited to help to resolve a mess, here are 4 effective ways to handle employee conflict:
The over-committed college student writes, “While my anxiety has soared, I luckily haven’t run into serious consequences yet.” Just wait a few years, I say to myself. These are the words of someone who falsely believes she has dodged the effects of over-commitment. She hasn’t. The consequences are serious and they rarely fail to show up over time.
If you’ve been in the habit of checking your subordinates work, of course you can’t just show up one day and not check. Let your employees know in the next staff meeting that you find yourself checking too much.
5 Signs That Accountability Is Lacking:
“If you had been my boss longer, I probably would not be leaving.” This was a parting statement made to a Vice President I was talking with recently. “We are losing a great talent,” the VP told me, “I spent time and resources developing her and making sure she got the opportunities that matched her ability, and then we promoted her.
Countless times, every single day, customers are interacting with bank employees. Every transaction with the customer of a bank has the same singular goal; to provide a service that results in profit for the bank.