Do You Want Your Team Worrying or Working?

Dec 4, 2013, Written by Sue Miley

In my corporate days one of my highest values was being a buffer for my employees from senior management.

Endless bureaucratic meetings.
Demands not focused on our operational business.
Unproductive and non-constructive comments (and therefore thoughts).
Moodiness that rolled down to the ranks.

The last one is probably the worst. When a higher up was stressed, everyone else was going to be too, if they had any say about it.

Of course, this wasn’t conscious on their part. That made it worse, as these leaders didn’t even realize the impact they may have had on the organization, the productivity, and the morale.

When a team is worrying, they aren’t working.

Are You An Owner Who Shares Worry With Your Team?

How about you? As a small business owner are you worrying your team and distracting them from what you need them to do….which is work?

Do you realize the impact you have on your team?

You have the power to motivate or deflate?

You have the authority to direct your team to productivity or waste their time on “busy-ness”.

You can be the buffer to the stresses and challenges of business ownership/management or you can be the one they need to be buffered from.

Which do you believe will keep your team focused on the work?

You Have The Power To Keep Your Team On Track

To keep your team on track and positive, it takes your awareness, your discipline, and your leadership.

When I was no longer in the company, the comment I heard most from my former team, was how difficult it was at work without a buffer.

But you have a choice. It’s your company.

Be the buffer!

Keep your team working, rather than worrying.

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Sue Miley

Sue Miley MBA, MA, LPC helps small business owners build successful businesses on a foundation of Christian values. After 20 years in business, and 10 years as a Christian counselor, Sue uses a combination of faith, business and psychology to help clients in business and in life.

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