Capture employees when they understand the ‘why’

Would you enthusiastically rehire everyone on your team?

Would you enthusiastically rehire everyone on your team?

That question is usually met with a look of “hmmm,” followed by a look of mental categorization of who’s in and who’s not.

And then despair. After all, “I can’t possibly survive without them.”

And there is the trap. Everyone has probably said at one time or another, “No one is indispensable,” but until something blatantly gross occurs, a lot of behavior that is toxic to the organization is tolerated.

It’s easy to justify poor behavior if it doesn’t affect you directly, especially if you are pleased with performance. However, poor behavior is the cancer that slowly erodes the foundation of your organization and will negatively outweigh any performance results.

Here’s the wakeup call to every owner, manager, supervisor, leader: everyone in the organization knows the identities of the toxic teammates, and they are waiting and wondering why you tolerate it. And if you continue to do so, they will eventually depart or, worse, “quit and stay.”

Costs go up, profits fall, real talent becomes very difficult to attract and your life is a mess, because all you do is deal with people issues you think are part of the job – but are a result of your leadership, or lack thereof.

What’s the solution? It’s all about “who” first, then “what.” First, get the right people on the bus and boot off the wrong ones. Start at the top.

A critical element in building a team that is aligned and working on all cylinders is putting the right people on the team in the first place. Common sense, but very few companies do it well.

So, what would make the “right people?” There are four components, the first three most important. The fourth is the least important, but it’s the component that most think about. The four:

LVB Business Events

2019 Health Care Symposium

Thursday, August 01, 2019
2019 Health Care Symposium

2019 CFO of the Year Awards

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
2019 CFO of the Year Awards

HR Symposium

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
HR Symposium

2019 Fastest Growing Companies Awards

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
2019 Fastest Growing Companies Awards