Why do your employees hate getting to work?

Why do your employees hate getting to work?

Why do your employees hate getting to work?

Why do your employees hate getting to work?
Problems.
There’s no getting around it. They’re the reason why employees dread getting to work. Most employees like the people they work with and their job. But ongoing problems that constantly arise and managers’ fail to fix them, just one of the many reasons employees are disengaged and dread getting to work. But if we fix those problems and can engage the employees themselves in solving them, that changes everything.
First, we have to believe that it is possible. Then we commit ourselves to what Paul Hawken once said, “Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.”
But how do we do this?
How do we make problems that interesting?
And how do we make their solutions constructive?
Here are 8 steps to moving in the right direction:
  1. Discuss with your employees how the problems impact their daily work, not just how it negatively impacts the company.
  2. Ask your employees to give you the steps they would use to fix the problems
  3. Determine if that process can be implemented immediately without aligning with other departments or other executives.
  4. If the process requires collaboration, meet and align.
  5. Present to your employees with the final version of the process.
  6. Start and test the new process quickly.
  7. Make adjustments to make sure the process is improving their work.
  8. Acknowledge to executives and your team the work your team did in solving the issue.
Keep this cycle going week after week and get into a rhythm, a habit of creative problem-solving. If you listen and their solutions fix the problems, employees will find that their morning commute doesn’t seem quite as long as it did before.

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