How to get the “magic” back in the office.
I did some digging this week, “Small employers are currently experiencing a severe staffing shortage. In March 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an all-time series high of 8.1 million job openings with a job openings rate of 5.3%,“ according to Forbes.com.
As a leadership coach I work with clients from various industries. For instance, some of the people I coach right now are in the logistics, construction, and non-profit arenas. Lately, I’m consistently hearing the same frustrations from business owners and employees. I’m learning team members are stressed out and overworked.
Not only are there staff shortages, but shipments containing various products are on backorder, causing a plethora of other problems. Ultimately, workers are admitting to losing motivation and business leaders are revealing their directives are falling on deaf ears. Yikes! Sound familiar?
So, what can a business leader, like you, do right now to combat this “loss of steam?” Well, it’s time to re-evaluate your business culture. This is one of the first things I review, when I begin working with a new leader and their teams.
I review the culture’s key words or phrases to get a better understanding of the “professional flow,” and I experience the culture to understand the employee perspective.
I often detect a company’s culture lacks appreciation and empathy for its employees. This is where I come in to help. I help organizational leaders re-connect with their vision and mission. When you think about it, it really is about your employees and their job satisfaction. In my practice, this ensures the organization’s growth.
So, I ask you, is there a good give and take “flow” in your office right now? Are you realizing the value and worth of your employees, especially during these stressful times? And better yet, are you acting on those realizations? If this isn’t part of your company culture, I’d bet, taking time to be more empathetic and aware of your team’s experience isn’t a top priority right now. It’s my job to make sure these are some of your top priorities.
As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, effective leadership coaching can generate a more than 500% ROI. I can’t tell you how incredible it is to work with leaders and watch them transcend.
Let’s get the conversation going today, about some of your in-office pain points. Through the month of August, sign up for a complimentary consultation below.