Knowing When Your Office Is Unhappy

As a boss, a team leader or some sort or a leadership figure it is up to you to make sure that the people underneath you work efficiently and without too many gripes. That being said, it can be difficult to supervise someone and also finish your own work load. So how can you tell when your team is unhappy? Here is a list of warning signs that you must watch out for, particularly if this is your first time being a boss. Go here  for more information about business consultant. 

Too Many Excuses

If you hear too many excuses from too many people, then it might be time to order a couple of employee engagement surveys Adelaide that will tell you how far they are concentrating and how much they like their job. If a job is late and it’s not done, or if it’s not done at all; if you find them being insolent and excusing that behaviour; if you find that your team or whoever is under you give excuses for each other as well, then there is a definite problem. There are several ways to get to the bottom of this. You can call one person and ask them to represent the others’ interests and tell you what’s going on; you can ask each of them one by one, essentially having a heart-to-heart; you can call for a frank group discussion perhaps outside of the confining office building; or you can be a little sneaky and try to find it out without asking them directly.

Absentees and High Turn Over

If your members are getting constantly late for their morning deadlines, or frequently calling in sick and/or quitting altogether, then there could be a general unhappiness and dissatisfaction in the air. In many cases, people don’t quit the job; they quit the boss, so it’s up to you to find out why they are unhappy and rectify that situation if possible. It’s also a good idea to conduct an employee culture survey to find out what everyone thinks the general environment and vibe of the office is, as well as what they’d like it to be. If paper won’t work, sit everyone down for a discussion and start making small changes to make it a more fun and relaxed place.

Performance Anxiety

You can get a quite different kind of performance anxiety at work: when your team don’t do their work to their maximum potential, you could get pulled up for being a bad boss. This means you need to get to the root of the problem by having one-on-one discussions and finding out what problem each person has. Some of them won’t be frank; others will be too forthcoming. Some problems you may not be able to solve, while others may be character traits of yours that they find irritating. Do what you can and make them see that you’re there for them. Most times, all it takes is a little faith.