The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them – Ernest Hemingway
Do you feel that your team is disengaged and employees are pushing back?
This post is all about the stress and frustrations that my clients feel at work. I interview them before each program and specific trends are appearing.
What are the frustrations?
Top level leaders are exhausted because they are taking over the responsibility from their directors or managers who are not having tough conversations with their team.
Why does this happen?
As you know many managers/directors are not trained sufficiently on how to deal with tough conversations. They have their job responsibilities and share their frustrations with their boss and the boss takes over!
What can top leaders do to change this?
Top level leaders must have that tough conversation even if their senior staff pushes back and says, “I am too too busy to have productive conversations with employees.” Everyone is busy. It is up to upper management to empower the entire team to feel safe and deal with bullies, narcissists, or low productive employees.
Specifically What Can I DO?
Stop rescuing your team by taking over their job responsibilities especially if your communication skills are excellent. This is your time to train managers and directors to do this on their own. You may think that I’m sounding like MRS. Tough Gal. I’m not. I hear complaints daily about employee morale and some leaders are in a rut and continue this same pattern.
Whose Responsibility is it anyway?
Everyone’s! Not just top leaders…the entire team. It will take you longer to resolve this conflict in the workplace especially if there is no trust or lack of training programs. But it is solvable. Recognize that there is a conflict with communication in your organization and do something immediately.
What Resources do you have for us?
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Until next time,
This is Joyce Weiss, Communication Strategist and Coach
I share powerful techniques on tackling tough conversations to build employee engagement, accountability, and improve my client’s quality of life.
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