Pittsburgh Business Times | Team Building

My Employees Have a Bad Attitude… What Do I Do?

Believe it or not, this may be a good thing. What this really may be is frustration.

I always say, “Frustration is simply passion backed into a corner.”

If your employees are frustrated, then they still care, and care deeply. We can work with that. If they are indifferent and have checked out, then that can be a bit tougher.

Here’s what to do:
First, listen to them. Find a real problem that affects both the business and your employees and listen to what they have to say. Set a realistic expectation to solve this issue while resolving their “pain point” at the same time. Let the Team come up with several potential solutions and choose one of those solutions to implement. Once you get a few of these small, quick wins under your belt, you will have begun to regain the trust of your employees and can continue to solve problems as a Team.

Give it a try. Be sincere and follow through with your commitments. It will work. Thanks for reading!

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  1. You hire these people for their knowledge. Empower them to actively use their knowledge in ways that will stimulate increased self-efficacy, and this will help increase the bottom line. Don’t just preach transformational leader, practice it. Your workplace will be both happier and more positively productive.

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