Management that say it’s my way or the highway

Managers that do not let their employees speak or listen to their ideas or explanations.  Not letting employees explain why something happened, didn’t happened or explain why something is totally not their fault is in many people’s perspective, one of the worst qualities a manager can have.

Dealing with managers that do not let you respond is extremely difficult.  It could also be stated that what the managers are doing is a form of harassment.

Interrupting the manager could be a direct approach on how to stop management from continuing harassing employees and decreasing the level of morale.  Some managers may not notice that they are doing what they are doing until they told.

Your height doesn’t matter when you stand up for what you believe in, it only matters that you stand up.

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Time Management is Sometimes Unrealistic

Any employee in any type of organization, for profit or nonprofit, needs to utilize a solid set of time management.  But why is it, typically, not utilized correctly or some try to use it and it goes out the window?  There are many people out there that try their very best to manage their departments the best they can while following a schedule, but sometimes or more often, time management becomes less of a priority.

Customers keep bugging you, co workers asked you too many questions, right when you sit down your phone rings, etc. etc. etc..

Practice, Practice, Practice.

An individual that wants to have an all rounded life and work life needs to practice proper time management within every aspect of their life.  If they have poor time management at home (a great time to practice time management by the way), then they will most likely have poor time management at work as well.

You need to move mountains to create rivers.

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Recognizing Employee Morale Opportunities

It takes a great leader and/or manager to be someone to seek out and recognize opportunities with employee morale and how to address them.

Ones that are aware of their employees surroundings (not just their own) are the ones that will succeed in their endeavors known as the manager or leader that listens, that provides prompt feedback and that cares.

Innovative things will also come to those that watch and listen.

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Why do some Employees turn their cheek

Mostly everyone has noticed that when managers, coworkers and sometimes even customers ask for something and the result from that request sometimes is that employees look the other way.  Some of those employees act as though they are preoccupied, on the phone, etc..

Employees want to do the least amount possible, but once they feel as though what they are doing means something, says something and/or has relevance to their life or the future of their success, then they will help, they will recognize and they will be motivated enough to volunteer.

Till they reach that point, they will continue turning their cheek.

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Why do Managers end up doing the Work Themselves

No matter how much you motivate or how much you inspire your employees to do their job effectively and efficiently, at the end you may be the one doing their job for them or having to complete their job for them.

So why do us managers do such a thing?  Other people get paid to do their jobs but occasionally or more often than not, their managers have to complete their jobs for them.

Granted those employees that are consecutively being told to finish their job in a timely manner are most likely headed to the unemployment office, but why do so many employees think that they can get away with it and more importantly why do so many managers allow this to happen?

 Afraid

Some managers may be simply afraid to confront their employees.  If this is the case, then that manager may need to find some other type of employment and if the manager is the owner of the company, maybe he/she should not have decided to become an entrepreneur, simple.  Some managers are afraid that they feel like they are pushing their employees too far by asking them to fully complete a task that they were assigned and if they ask them too often to do their jobs, then they may quit.

Poor Charisma

Some managers have a poor level of charisma, there are some people in this world that were not born with the gift of being charismatic.  That is one gift, that if one person possesses will go very far in their career.  That is if they know how to focus their attention on it.

I Don’t Mind… 

Yeah right, I don’t mind…  If you as a manager are paying someone else to do a job that they were tasked to do and you had to finish the job for them because they couldn’t (or wouldn’t) complete it and you state to yourself OR WORSE to others that you don’t mind.  You will appear weak and a push over.  Your other employees may or will follow suit with the lazy employee and will not finish their work as well and expect you, as the manager, to complete the work for them.

Conclusion

There are many other reasons why a manager may think to themselves that they should end up doing the work themselves, following the notion of – If you want to get the job done right, then you have to do it yourself.

The Manager needs to sit back and look at what he or she is doing while they are doing someone else’s job.  You are paying someone to do their job and you are doing the job yourself.  This is a simple wake up call and saying that you as a manager need to step up and place accountability towards your employees, that you are not going to do their job for them and that if you do their job for them you can find someone else to take their jobs.

Trust me, in this economy, there are many people willing and able to take their jobs from them.

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