How To Deal With Employees Who Think They Can Do a Job Better Than You?
The ones who project themselves to be the absolute best at everything!!
Tough question. I believe the first step is to back up and make sure that the employee's job description is up to date. This serves as another great communication tool. These types of situations almost always occur when there is not a constant flow of communication. One employee feels or believes that he or she can perform better than the boss, supervisor, manager, etc. because they are not clearly focusing on their own tasks because they have not been given clear guidelines. Establishing a constant flow of communication helps to eliminate confusion and gives employees a sense of ownership over their own jobs. They usually won't look around to see that the supervisor's job isn't being performed well, because they have a clear understanding of what each role is and how it contributes to the overall big picture.
Can the employee do a better job? Is ego preventing you from letting your employee truly shine?
Let the employee run with it. If he or she fails, you have even more ammunition to put them in their place. Of course, you might be surprised at the employee's performance and the organization may fare much better because of the person's initiative, skill and vision.
Employees should be empowered to the best job ever. Thinking you can do the absolute best at everything, is something we often long to see in employees who lack confidence. If the employee is not really doing a better job, don't discourage them from trying to do a better job, or from thinking that they can over come each challenge.
Your question, doesn't say that the employee thinks that they can do -your- job better, but "a job". This may simply be a task that you both do or a task that you may be able to delegate.
My advice is that you shouldn't be concerned with employees who think they can do a job better than you. Just do the best job you can without being afraid of passing on your experience to someone who can use it to their advantage, so that they can do a better job. You never know what you could learn from your subordinates. Ask for their feedback, they may have valuable insight you may not have considered. As a manager, you need to be able to recognise the people in your team who can succeed you. Give them a succession plan, motivate and empower otherwise you could risk loosing a valuable employee.
by agoins 6 years ago
Is It fair for bosses to threaten your job to get better results?
by crankalicious 3 years ago
I'm actually asking for somebody else, but I would love some feedback on this question.Let's say you have been out-of-work and you accept a new position, but that new position pays less than you were making and requires a commute that you didn't have before.Within a week of taking the job and...
by mpchekuri 11 years ago
Retaining worthy employees in an organization is becoming more complicated day by day.
by Annie 10 years ago
Should employers, have a say in if their employee lose weigh or not?According to a survey a lot of employee called in sick, due to ilness related to weigh gainwhat do you think?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 9 years ago
There are times when an employee gets the boot so to speak. Reasons for being terminated can be either tangible or intangible. It is reasonable that an incorregible, untrustworthy, subpar, insubordinate, and uncooperative employee gets terminated to be replaced by an employee who is...
by goingcrazy 8 years ago
How do you deal with people that make your job miserable?I have been t my job a long time. I have been there the longest of any other employee. There is this lady that is always in everyones buisness, she tries to tell everyone what to do including the owner. She is driving me nuts! I am about to...
Copyright © 2021 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of Maven Coalition, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|