Managing Staff in Today's Culture

Every office is struggling with hiring and employee retention. I read and study it with fascination. The Industrial Age left employees with few options and they stayed because it was safe. The Information Age inspired a standard of living that employees aspired to and climbing the corporate ladder was what kept people motivated. After the economic crash of 2008 the Social Age emerged where people want quality of life because the economy and jobs are too unforgiving and unstable. We have to adapt because creating cultures that play to past Age dynamics are not working. 

Create an environment where employees have an opportunity to learn, grow, expand, explore. Options are abundant for employees. Contracts and incentives to stay don’t work. Don’t expect their loyalty or that they need you because your company is the biggest, or that the safety of their secure job will keep them. They’ll leave for a better opportunity to challenge themselves. You must be their “always better.” 

I bring my team into my inner thought processes so they can understand how I make choices. I give them the credit because without them I can’t identify and execute big ideas or put out little fires everywhere alone. I promote them. I position them to learn cross-departmentally and build transferable skills. I always have their back. Always. 

How are you being the “always better” for your employees? 

Feel free to let me know your thoughts.

The STILL SPACE PODCAST: Episode #8 Notice the Quiet Lessons (Not the Loud Ones) From Your Past We all have drama from our past. Some people even have trauma from their past that they are dealing with everyday. In this episode we uncover the quiet lessons from our past we forget when the loud noise of past drama and our interpretation of it cloud the kind experiences and revelations from gentle giants we’ve known. Listen here.

The Still Space Podcast is where you’ll get fun and simple strategies to manage yourself so that you can show up the way you want in work, relationships and life and not default to past behaviors that leave you disappointed. The Still Space is where you learn to take an intentional moment to challenge habitual assumptions that hold you back with enlightened truths that boost your genius. We transform drama, resentment, doubt, unmet expectations, and self-sabotage to executive presence, self-control, deep sleep, healthy choices, and more connection with the people who matter while it still matters. 

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Mary Lee 

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Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE is an executive coach and 19-year corporate CEO who helps leaders have more effective careers, happier lives and better relationships. Request my survey and get my personal review of your situation.

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