Last month, I blogged about two different scenarios demonstrating how otherwise-reasonable managers do stupid things that lead to demotivated and disengaged employees. Specifically, I wrote about managers who short-sightedly block their employees’ internal transfers and promotions, and those who erroneously mistake attendance for productivity. Both those posts generated several emails (and even a phone call), all from readers who agreed completely with the points I was making. A couple of weeks later, I received another email from a reader, outlining yet another situation that occurs repeatedly, almost always resulting in disengaged employees. This event – when managers watch the clock to see what time employees arrive and leave, but then don’t give them credit for the work they do on their own time – is a huge demotivator.
Work isn’t just done from the office any more!
I couldn’t agree more! In today’s world of advanced technology, work isn’t just conducted in the office anymore. Continue reading