Discontent at the coffee machine
Mr. Bräsig and Mr. Lazarus are at the coffee machine. Both are dissatisfied. The motivation boost that they had by their salary increase three months ago, has long gone. Mr. Bräsig complains: "If this continues, then they can all do me."
Mr. Lazarus goes one better: "I bet every Tippse here gets more net than me. I torture myself here every day and no thanks! And what the Fips has recently tampered with again ... "This is Doctor Philipps, and he is the boss, mind you.
Careful, boss is listening!
He happens to be walking down the hall at this moment and listening to everything. His first reflex is to escape the embarrassing situation by pretending to have heard nothing. But then he tells himself that good services are only provided by satisfied employees - and grabs the bull by the horns. Well, that's about right.
Doctor Philipps also takes a coffee - actually, he prefers quiet water - and lets his soft skills play. A big compliment here, a small concession there and after a quarter of an hour, the two whistles are motivated back to their desks. And Doctor Philipps pats himself on the back satisfied because he was able to give his employees what they unfortunately always lose: orientation and meaning.
Motivational gurus sit in the wrong place
In the short term, it is easier and more enjoyable for bosses to involve unmotivated employees in the team. This will save you an uncomfortable conversation. In the long run, however, they fit in, the Company and also your employees considerable harm. By giving the entertainer, they are wasting their time, which then lacks the actual leadership duties.
By leaving unwilling and bad employees in the team, they show that they are more important than the quality of their work. And if they do not open their eyes to these employees they are in the wrong place, they are wasting their potential, which is likely to unfold elsewhere.
What to do instead?
In your team, clearly specify the direction. With these guidelines in mind, every employee knows what he is and can decide whether he wants to work in this company, in this department or not.
If an employee does not know why he works in his company, if he does not feel an inner motivation, then it does not use anything to trigger him from the outside. He is then simply in the wrong place. Just like a boss, who thinks he has to keep his employees constantly in a good mood. As a motivational guru, he is simply overpaid.
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