As we go into Thanksgiving and start to think about the things we are thankful for I want to challenge you to find things to be thankful for in your team!
We all have that 1 employee or co-worker who annoys us greatly! And I say that in all honesty! If we are honest with ourselves there is always someone who is different, thinks differently or comes at the job different and it frustrates us!
At one of my recent jobs I had someone on my team who worked 8 hours a day. That’s it, no more no less! I work in an industry where we are always very busy!! You just have alot to do and you just keep going until it’s done. It wasn’t until I learned how to motivate my employee and learned to understand how his life worked that I learned how to work with him in a way that was beneficial to all of us.
I had another team member who worked really well on the tough tasks but ask him to do something mundane and he struggled. I learned that if I made sure he had a good combination of hard and normal.
Seeing and understanding what motivates the team and how what they do benefits the team and the organization will help you work with them!
Your challenge this week is to write down the 3 employees that frustrate you the most and then write down 3 things that make them a good employee. What gifts do they bring to the organization and how can you use those to better your team!