By: Ana Margarita Olar | Executivechronicles.com
Being a manager is not a piece of cake. Every manager goes through a lot of everyday just to keep things going. But, there are times when managers do commit a mistake.
Done intentionally or not, here are some things managers do that can cause good employees to leave:
The stress of daily life is one factor to demotivate an employee. But there are managers who ask for constant updates from their employees. They give detailed directions on how to do things.
And this could exhaust even a good employee. As much as managers want to get the best results, they should give their employees a sense of authority. Otherwise, the employee will feel exhausted and worthless.
ASSIGNING THE SAME TASK TO DIFFERENT EMPLOYEES
This is a waste of time and effort on the part of the employees. And how did this happen? Maybe the manager wants to see which outcome is better. Or maybe, the manager just disorganized. He must have assigned the same task to different persons without thinking about it.
They have no idea until the task was done, efforts and time are wasted.
NEGATIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS EVERYTHING
Being pessimistic is another mistake committed by a manager. How can an employee achieve a goal when all their efforts are being blocked with negativity? How can anyone make it through a negative environment? If there is anyone who should remain composed, and positive, it should be the manager.
Anyone can feel awful if their efforts are not appreciated. Or how about a manager giving good projects to a chosen few and leaves the crumbs to other employees. Every employee wants a fair and just treatment.
Make an effort and be appreciated. Neglect your work and be reprimanded. That’s how it should be, fair and square.
WASTING TIME ON TOO MANY MEETINGS
Another thing that hinders employee productivity is when managers call for too many meetings. It is frustrating to have your work interrupted by a meeting. In reality, one can do this task through an e-mail or a phone call. Too many interruptions at work can lead to frustration and exhaustion of employees.
Managers should be concerned with efforts and outcomes. If it takes the least effort and the greatest desired outcome so be it. But they must also exert an effort to keep their hard working and efficient employees. They should harness respect, self-worth, and a culture of self-reliance to their employees.