A leader who doesn’t recognize the individual dynamics of his employees either runs a dud organization—when it comes to interpersonal relationships, or a generally un-innovative structure. The innovative entrepreneur understands that some are motivated by fear, others are motivated by competition, some are motivated by vision, and all are motivated by money.
It is difficult to begin to understand the dynamics of everyone within a corporation; especially when the corporation is a big one. Imagine the CEO of a company with an employee population of 5,000 who decides to understand the individual dynamics of each of the five thousand people—it’s an impossible and fruitless mission.
The feat to understanding individual dynamics isn’t about understanding a person’s personality—that’s the work of a shrink, it is understanding the emotion, factor, word, action, or any other element that will enable the leader to raise the productivity level of the entrepreneur.
A business relationship is what it is—a business relationship; that is, you are the boss to your employee, not his mother or father. He owes you productivity and you owe him a paycheck. However, sometimes, you have to play the role of an investigator to figure out why such employee isn’t performing well.
It is the same when employees of a department or level are performing below productivity. The easier step would be to categorize the employees within certain criteria. The next would be to investigate: maybe the Head of Department doesn’t really know what he is doing—it becomes an issue of replacement or encouragement; maybe the Head of Department is sleeping with the girls and he isn’t getting much respect—it becomes an issue of replacement, suspension, firing or the like; Maybe there is too much negativity within the department; maybe the workload isn’t enough; maybe the whole employees of the department needs to be shown the exit door; maybe there should be an increase in salary; maybe there should be weekly goals; maybe a more motivated HOD should be put in charge.
The solution lies within the problem. A headache is a problem of the head—an employee problem is a problem of the employee as regard to his employer. There is never a one size fits all answer to issues pertaining to humans. However, as a boss begins to understand the language his employees react most positively to, the revelation will create opportunities to raise the productivity level of such employees.
It is easier to understand the core team before the organization grows. As a matter of fact, a leader must be involved in the hiring process of every single person hired into an organization. A company is a formal family and the more involved the boss is in hiring team members, the easier it is for him to quickly spot traits within a prospective or new employee.
Finally, it’s a game that comes with hard work and experience. We are all bound to make mistakes every now and then –by hiring wrong, however, if we take our time to scrutinize those who are in our organization, and those who will be coming in, we will avoid a number of future problems.
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