Teamwork: Stop Blaming Your Staff

Too many businesses prefer to shield themselves from reality. They settle in a blame culture, where they make their team responsible for all issues encountered. Unfortunately, this attitude is a lot more frequent than we think. It often reflects on the failure to adapt to modern life.

As a company, your priority is to hire people you can trust. As such, the screening process during the interview phase is crucial to your success. Additionally, once employees are hired, companies need to embrace their role in cybersecurity, productivity, work/life balance, and individual creativity. As a result, failure to perform in any of these areas tends to be the result of the business strategy, rather than a fault on the employees’ side. 

Not Achieving High Performance

A manager is an essential hierarchy component who transforms the company strategy into achievable, realistic, and measurable goals for the employees. A manager who wants ‘better’ or ‘more’ is unlikely to drive sufficient performance from their team. However, it is the role of a manager to define what the performance should be like. Employees with no guidance and no performance reviews are unable to meet expectations they didn’t know about. Therefore, if your team doesn’t achieve the performance levels you expected, the first thing to ask yourself is whether you provided them with actionable KPIs for their work. These could be defined with the support of your HR department. 

Exposing The Company To Cyberthreats

Nobody is perfect. Smart hackers can pass as a new member of the company and crack their way through your business security. Even the most attentive employees could be fooled. That’s why proactive IT experts such as Levit8 IT Solutions warn businesses against reactive responses. To avoid cyber threats, a company should implement strategic solutions that monitor activities at all times. Constant monitoring can ensure cyber defences are activated before it’s too late. 

Turning Up Late Or Leaving Early

Flexible work schedules are the closest employees can get to managing personal life and work requirements. Unfortunately, employees can find it hard to plan medical appointments or pick up the kids from schools when they need to be in the office. Work time flexibility can tackle the issue for them and enable them to plan their work accordingly. While it can take some getting used to among the team, flexible time reduces employees’ turnover rate dramatically. 

Social Media Profiles

Social media communication is a taboo topic. However, it is something that requires better management. The question is: Is it fair that a business can fire an employee because they dislike a post on their personal social media profile? The jury is still out on this one. But, ultimately, the truth remains that your employees are entitled to their opinions. Controversial views can affect the company; however, controversial views may not affect the work of an employee. The best approach to your team’s social media profiles is, to be honest with them. Opinions that can negatively affect the company should be kept private as much as possible, as it puts the business in a tricky position about the employment of the person. 

Is it your employee’s fault? As a rule of thumb, many business issues that are blamed on employees are often the result of inattentive management. Failure to prepare for performance, cyberthreats, flexible time requirements, or social media presence can slow down your business. Collaboration. 

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