It’s 2021 And We Still Set Our Employees Up for Failure
unintentionally to hurt employees performance and their motivation. Apart from the Set-Up-To-Fail Syndrome, there are other ways managers may be setting up their employees for failure. Here’s how;
Restricting their ability to collaborate
Expecting too much from your employees
This is one of the commonest ways organizations set up their employees for failure. Clear goals help your employees perform efficiently and effectively. The goals must be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound). There are many other ways to implement and measure goals, so the SMART methodology is only one of several.
Proper goal-setting and an environment conducive to growth are some of the most important ways of setting your business up for success. Breakdown your company’s goals into actionable objectives and ensure that these goals are appropriately communicated to your employees. Also, build a strong organizational support system by ensuring an appropriate work/life balance. Businesses should also invest in continuous development programs for their employees and they should be provided with the necessary tools and resources to fulfill their roles.
Keep a pulse on progress by implementing regular conversations with the team member to gain feedback and insight on the current set of objectives. It’s your job as a leader to ask questions and be proactive in looking for areas where your team might hit the proverbial speedbumps.