Are you and your organization being held back?
Are your co-workers saying, “Don’t rock the boat. Don’t bring your new ideas here they are not welcome!”
To often it is the co-workers that don’t want to change, learn or thinking forward! And it is often contagious! And it is allowed to continue.
A Business Health Warning!
Who do these “unchange agents represent”? Are they representing the organization or themselves? Statistics show that they are a pretty big minority but their influence kills organizations and they “outperform” those who are truly engaged.
The negative few overcome and outperform the positive majority!
If you don’t do anything about it your organization is not going to last very long! The “good” will leave and the “bad” will prevail.
Unfortunately there are too many folks who are stuck in “yesterday” and too many organizations that are not prepared to move the “jelly”. Too much “wobble” and not enough moving off the plate (bus).
Creativity to do something different, to move the organization forward, takes courage. It takes very little to say it has always been like that here and (this new stuff) will not work!
I often see the entitlement that people feel they have of having worked somewhere for a long time. I too often see lack of leadership or management.
The organization allows them the privilege to put down those folks with new ideas AND get away with it.
That’s when privilege becomes an entitlement and the entitlement starts to kill the very hand that feeds them.
Remaining spectacular with ideas brings value to you and the organization.
There are too many Naysayers in every organization who want to tell you what you cannot do.
It is time for every organization to look at those who they employ and who actively work against what the company needs to do to be competitive. Move them out! You will save millions of dollars and save your company.
Peter Lanc (HRMexplorer) Human Resources Executive delivering bottom line results through people strategies. Architect of Business and People strategies.
Peter is available for consultations and where profits need to be achieved.
It seems the more people want to vary their work schedule, and the more the business complies the more people want!
I was speaking to some friends of mine who own their own businesses, in retail. They tell me “stories” about their staff always wanting time off at the busiest of times,holidays!
They tell me they usually have to concede something, like an early finish time or half a day.
Then everything goes haywire when one staff member has “earned” time off. The others feel they should get the same just because..it’s not fair!
Ok give it a rest folks. We all go to work and there is something called a work schedule.
Don’t spend all your time trying to figure out how much time “You are not going to work”.
It makes it easy for the business.
I say to them go find those who want to work!
When you get time off to go to the dentist, the doctor , daycare etc etc it’s a privilege, especially when every time it happens to eat into your work schedule!
Don’t ever be a doctor or a nurse! That’ s all I say.
Great employers will always be flexible..but don’t risk a privilege becoming an entitlement.