Today is a special post on work/life blend by Leanne Chase. Leanne is the founder of Career Life Connection, a business dedicated to connecting employers and potential employees in discussions about flexibility. It also provides a platform for employers to post jobs where flexibility is valued and for job seekers to find a job that has the type of flexibility that will work with their life. These employers understand that a more flexible work environment can lead to employees who are more fulfilled, loyal, and productive.
Jason Seiden is not only a kind and generous friend, he is a professional speaker, coach, and author. Jason’s books, ‘Super Staying Power: What You Need to Be Valuable & Resilient at Work and the award-winning How to Self-Destruct: Making the Least of What’s Left of Your Career are two of the most popular business books on the market. Jason is also a family man who takes that role seriously.
I’ve heard all the reasons that workers don’t like this time of year at work. Here are my top 10 ways to make it through December unscathed.
Regardless of whether I am at work or at home, there are people who need advice and guidance on how to best respond to certain situations. Quite frequently, it involves the individual being completely overwhelmed with the demands that others put on them and that they put on themselves. Even I have fallen prey to these feelings in the past.
Even if your organization has a “contribute and stay” mentality, a lesser engaged long-term employee can cause real morale issues in your department. Often, these employees have been there many more years than you have as the manager. The only approach is to be direct. Have that tough discussion and find out why they stay, what would make them more challenged at work, what makes them feel valued, etc.