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A Smart Business Owner Gives Birth to Productive Employees
Work in Today's Workforce
The workforce today is completely dissimilar to even ten years ago. In today’s workforce the young brilliant employees remain in a job for a little over two years. Then, these young gifted employees accept a position with a different company. And, that is only part of the issues facing employers today. As more than 90% of young workers disclosed to looking for other opportunities while employed in a job---so goes the young brilliant workforce of companies that are not savvy.
Workforce of Today
Why is this happening in today’s workforce leaving owners/managers scratching their heads and wondering what could be the problem? Could it be companies are not giving the personal attention they should? Companies are not teaching, training or giving support to employees while they are learning.
Therefore, these young talented workers are looking for opportunities in companies that give the most training so they can excel in their skills. A personal skill set is vital to any young employee who is looking for a job/career in the world today. And, it is very important that---everyone should know their skill set.
There are three sets of skills:
1.) Transferable skill---are skills acquired from previous Job(s), skills from daily life and even leisure pursuits.
2.) Personal skills---are skills that come logically too many; however they can be learned---like honesty, being punctual and a team player.
3.) Work-specific skills---are skills one needs to execute a certain job such as a software designer, bookkeeping, data entry, etc. These skills are learned through one’s job experience, as well as attending conferences or other training aids.
Yes, employers/owners will need to pull their heads out of the antiquated sand. And, understand if the young skilled and educated employees are not learning on the job---vital new skills for their personal skills set and own knowledge to excel in their jobs. Then, I am afraid they will consider it a dead end job and that is just not good enough for them.
A Savvy Boss
Anyone from a professional environment has entertaining stories to tell. I admire Donald Trump and his way in dealing with his employees. He knows to whom to give certain responsibilities because of their strengths in the workplace.
A Savvy Boss knows his employees assets and flaws, he knows who in the office works. And, the ones there for the weekly paycheck and watches the clock more than their duties.
A Savvy Boss knows when to take out the trash (Donald Trump) because keeping nonproductive employees affect the productive employees and the positive ambiance of the office. Who wants to be a dedicated productive employee who takes pride in their work to watch others who in all appearance seems to be working---but produces little to the work production? These employees do not need to be in a workplace. Take out the trash.
A Boss who Inadequately Operates Business
A Savvy Boss knows when someone is constantly in their office to make brownie points. Pay attention now---here is an example:
An employee belongs to the same organization, church, political party or etc., as the Boss. And, stays in the Boss’s office talking most of the morning or afternoon on subjects he/she knows the Boss wants to hear about. The Boss listens and contributes to the employees wasted workday and forces others to take up his/her slack by doing their job.
It is Bosses like this who does not need to be in an office environment, but many are and many own and inadequately operate their businesses. They come in to work a little before noon and then walk up and down the hallways checking on who is present and not. Then they disappear to lunch for a couple of nonproductive hours. They are ineffectively, imperfectly and unsatisfactorily a Boss as their actions demonstrate they are not a business professional.
Who Handles Client and Employee Issues of the Morning?
And if there were any emergencies of the morning it has to be handled when they decide to appear. So the employees have to deal with stress the best way they know how.
And most likely if the Operations Manager is in the office ---90% of the time they inform the employee who had an office issue or problem with a client which needs immediate attention---we will have to wait until the Boss arrives. Or maybe the Operations Manager called the Boss---to only hear what she just informed the employee---to wait until he/she arrives at the office.
What do you think the employees and the client think about the handling of the issue? When no one is given the authority to handle issues in an office---it wreaks havoc---when the nonexistent Boss is not there to conduct an office in a professional manner and solve issues. News travels in the business world and clients who are not treated professionally will spread the word faster than a teenager with a cell phone.
Does this really happen in offices? Yes---every day---which leads to employee stress; and the productive employees who work on their own without supervision become disenchanted with their jobs.
The Boss has no Suspicion
Employees start thinking if the owner ---their Boss does not care enough to open and close the office---then why should they care about his/her business.
So the ball of disillusionment starts rolling down the productive hill of profits, and the company slowing slides into the red. Then, the meetings start with a Boss who does not understand what is going on---because they are never there for a whole workday. The pointing fingers start---you know the type---it is everyone’s fault, but theirs---and they cannot believe the employees have done this horrendous deed to his/her company.
Then certain people are called into his/her office and questioned about the current status of the work production. And, the one called into the office first---the Operations Manager---the one that is not granted any authority to solve even an infinitesimal issue.
Then the office employee the one that does nothing most of the day is called in and asked their opinion. I cannot believe this---you say---well I can tell you it happens every day. The Boss who has no clue to whom they are inquiring about the office issues---is now talking to one of the issues.
It Blows My Mind
It blows my mind how this continues in offices all over America. What happens when he/she calls in one of the hard-working key employees? After he/she talks with this employee and the employee tells him/her their opinion:
- The Boss needs to open and close the office therefore--- being there to handle all issues.
- Then, their presents in the office it will become obvious the employees that do their job and the ones that do not.
- The ones who visited other offices most of the morning before the Boss arrives thinks they are immune to the rules and probably will not stop when the Boss is present if he/she tolerates it.
- The productive employees are now disenchanted with the workplace environment so something needs to be done.
Now, a person who could become a Savvy Boss would take this advice and run with it. But 75% of the time the Boss does not change anything---no sir---the Boss lets it slide--- making us ponder if they are thinking about what to do---one could only hope. So what happens next? You guessed it. The productive workers are given their pink slip and the slackers are still employed.
Can the Boss be Terminated?
This is a time when a Boss should be terminated because he/she has inflicted mayhem on many hard-working people who do not deserve this type of stress and treatment.
Since one cannot fire him---one can obtain legal advice---but the more positive road to travel would be to update your resume and start making interview appointments. There are corporations in the workforce that appreciate productive workers and awards them accordingly.
Next is Bankruptcy and the Business is Closed.
A profitable business that if handled property---a business that could function in the black with the productive employees and with a Savvy Boss.
Who does not tolerate slackers and awards the excellent employees who take pride in the work and is loyal to the person who appreciates them. And, this is showed by the employee receiving a good salary and benefits.
Yes, a Savvy Boss is the one to work for if you take pride in your work and are a productive employee. Always a Savvy Boss gives birth to productive employees and appreciates them.
A Savvy Boss Must Treat Everyone Equal
Having the experience of working in an office where certain people are treated differently from the other workers does not go unnoticed. I was surprised when this happened in an office where the owner/manager always made a big display of stating she treated everyone the same. She stated adamantly she gave no special treatment to anyone.
It was brought to my attention by an employee that was hurt because she felt mistreated. She had asked for a day off because of her sister coming to town. And, was told no because it was a busy time of year.
But someone else was given that day off because she wanted to go Christmas shopping. And, I told her not to let her hurt gnaw at her; to go and talk with the Boss, that was the only way for a professional worker to act. Then, she would know the reason and could let it go and get on with her work.
Be aware “Bosses” some employees are always watching so make sure your office is conducted in a professional manner at all times.
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