Frustrated by your employees? The problem may be you, not them.
Your employees are your business, and keeping them motivated has a direct result on your own bottom line. It's harder to do nowadays. More than 70 percent of employees recently surveyed claim to be disengaged at work.
But, as humans, we get fed up with the people working for us. We expect them to have the same drive and energy for our enterprise as we do, even though they don't own the business. And we may despair that we can't control them, “fix” them or at least mold them into something closer to what we want.
Don't despair. Often, it is the owner, not the worker, who is the biggest problem, and a few personal changes can go a long way toward improving staff morale and engagement – and keep you from getting so frustrated by the people you manage.
Consider the following four ideas.