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  • Writer's pictureMarty Jalove

Tardiness and Untidiness the Telltale Signs of a lack of Employee Engagement

Ever wondered why your once vibrant and energetic team now seems lackluster, and productivity is on a steady decline? It could be that you're dealing with the silent, yet deadly, signs of disengagement. One thing is certain - the enemy is within and it's time to unmask it.

Don't be deceived by the façade of smiles and laughter. Beneath the surface, a storm might be brewing. Disgruntled employees, silently seething, can spread their discontent like wildfire through the ranks, infecting colleagues, and customers alike. This covert resentment has the potential to sabotage your company's motivational strategies, often unnoticed until the damage is done.

Tardiness: A Disrespectful Disregard

Arriving late to work or meetings may seem like a minor annoyance, but it's more than just an inconvenience. Chronic tardiness can indicate a profound disrespect for the team, the company, and its management. Of course, there are legitimate reasons for being late occasionally, but when tardiness becomes the norm, it's time to dig deeper. Regular communication and respectful questioning can help uncover the root of the problem.

Untidiness: A Lack of Pride

A casual disregard for cleanliness in the workplace can signal a lack of pride. Employees who are truly invested in their job, their team, and their company will naturally want to contribute to a polished, professional atmosphere. If they seem indifferent to maintaining this environment, ask them to put themselves in the shoes of a customer encountering their untidiness for the first time. Their answer may be quite enlightening.

The Path to Engagement: Pride and Respect

Engagement starts with pride in oneself, which then extends to pride in coworkers and company. Encouraging these employees by entrusting them with more responsibilities can make them feel valued and motivated to perform at their best.

Respect, on the other hand, is a two-way street. If employees feel overlooked or undervalued, they may mirror that sentiment towards their team or employer. It's crucial to understand each employee's unique motivational needs and to recognize their hard work appropriately.

Leading by Example: The Role of Management

The tone for respect and pride within a company is often set by upper management. If leaders don't respect time or maintain tidiness, how can they expect their teams to do so? Leaders who model respect and pride inspire their teams to do the same.

Seeking External Help: Your Business Coach

Sometimes, an outside perspective can provide the clarity needed to address these issues. Hiring a Business Coach specializing in Employee Engagement is an excellent first step in demonstrating your commitment to your employees' wellbeing, not just their output. When working with Master Happiness, I can't guarantee an immediate surge in revenue, but I can promise that you'll see a shift in your workplace culture. You'll find employees arriving early, leaving their workspace cleaner than they found it, and most importantly, feeling happier and more engaged.

Remember, happy employees attract happy customers, and happy customers come back with friends.

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