6 Reasons That Make Your Staffs Quite!

Working is a process of success. Everyone try to work really hard because they want to reach their goals, SUCCESS. 

Success means both in financial and Management skills. But according to the study in The United States, the people who’ll change their jobs/career after 1.5 years working with the company, in average.  This is not a good number, but what are all behind of this movement?

There are basically 6 simple reasons that make people leaves their company:

  1. No Visibility: Here, I want to say that very a few staffs who will get up the in the early Monday morning really think about the job, how to make money for the company or how to make think perfectly done. As a manager, we need to really see about this point and make sure that we’ll not confuse between money and visibility of the company or staffs. As a manager, we need to show our staffs who the company will look like, and how you want them to be.
  2. No link between staffs and company and the benefits of the whole company/team: This is very important that you have to make your staffs see the value of their roles, and the benefits of the whole company/team to achieve. It is such an obvious if you cannot show to your staffs the excitement and the benefits that they will get from their jobs.
  3. There is no such LOVE-LOVE between you and your staffs: Love-Love here is doesn’t mean you love your staffs then. But show and earn the respect from them so that they will happily listen and execute your plan effectively. To get this, you have to treat people fairly. If you cannot get their respect, I would believe that you will fail on your managerial roles. Show the love to them and get their respect back. 
  4. Lag of MOTIVATION: To be a good leader, you have to have a very clear guidance and very strong motivation skill. If you don’t have all of those skill then you will become a very bad leader. In Cambodian culture, they really like to use money as a motivation tools, but money cannot buy their vision or their thought. If you want to motivate people to do thing, you might need to double think about using money as a tool. Motivation start from making close to them, show them the reason and the result expectation. Not money…
  5. No FUTURE: There’ll no one will work for you if they don’t see any value or future for them. They will change to another place which is valuable and future for them. A good leader, will have a very wide visibility for his staffs. He will set goal and development plan for each his staffs and transfers those to them. So, if you don’t want to lose your good staffs, then you might need to think about how to sharp the future for each of individual of your staffs. 
  6. No EXCITEMENT or HAPPY-FACES in the office/company: Excitement leads to many successful story. Google, Microsoft and many more world leading companies are really think about how to excite their people, how to create funny things in the company to really attract their staffs. The level of productivities of each of the staffs will come from how much they love their office then. Believe me, there will no one will enjoy their work if their office feel like a prison then. 

Good Managers – Means Something More Than Just Pointing

There are so many kind of managers, there are some good and boring managers. But to become a good manager would never been easy. It needs skills, leaderships, management skills and relationships. Most of managers are leading their company/staffs with their real experiences, their skill and their guidance. They leads people by examples.

Leadership is really important, but it is just about of having it. It is about how will we lead the people with skills and respect. To get the respect from staffs, a leader needs think and work a lot, not just sitting and pointing them to do things without any clear guidance.

These are some tips that I’ve learned:

  1. Listening: A leader need to have a very good active listening skill, not just arguing or fighting. Leader needs to listen their staff’s opinion really hard and thinking/exploring solutions. Feedbacks from staffs are really important because it is the way that lead leaders to the place they never do before. ” Listening and Thinking”….
  2. Planning: From the feedbacks of our staffs, let’s pick up the pen and list down possible solutions. No need to be perfect, but list down as much as you can. Sometimes, silly solutions contribute the best result.
  3. Execute the Plan: Discuss with staffs about the solutions you’ve listed and evaluate it. Execute it by you and your staffs together. You need to lead your staffs/team to do it, not just leave the plan to them. ” DO IT”…
  4. Celebration with your staffs/team: Reward or celebration the result with your staffs/team. This is the only chance for you to make very close relationship with your staffs, so don’t miss it.
  5. Motivation: It is very important. A good leader, he knows how to motivate people to do their job and to really looking for any other opportunities. Motivation means a lot. It can makes people contribute their result without any boring feeling or any complaining. They will work with their heart and their soul. The will put their everything on their work. So, please motivate your staffs no matter their commit mistakes or deliver results. “Motivate Them To Deliver What We and Team Wants”

Leader or Boss?

Each and everyone of us studies so hard to get what we goaled for, a good job with good paid. To reaching a top position at our workplace is the thing that everyone of us want to be. But, to reach those point we have to be ready and prepared so many things.

Once we get there, not so many of us realize that we’re doing something which is not the favorable for our staffs. To become a good leader would never easy. It needs process and development. Many people are pretending that they have but in fact, they have nothing than just a “BOSS” attitude. So, why become a boss are so easy than becoming a good leader?

945898_488801974525588_119688186_nTake a look at above picture. This picture show us the differentiation between a “Boss” and a “Leader”.

A good Leader is a person/man who is really care about their staffs, works and work together to get the goal that he already set. He would work really hard with his staffs to get it and once he get it, he’ll celebrate it together with his staffs/partners. A good leader will knows his staffs so well. One more important point of a leader, he would never blame his staffs but always motivate, and fix the problem with skill.

Alright, look back to a “Boss” attitude. A boss mean the top man sitting above staffs. A man who’s always ask for result, demand for something with less support, less motivation and sometime “NO” motivation as well. A boss will blame you because you didn’t deliver the result and will never guide you because they are just busy with their stuffs and they will just sit behind your back, stare at you and your way of working.

To me, I don’t need that kind of “BOSS” but what I need is a “LEADER” who is always stay right next to me, guide me, help me fix problems, motivate me when I fails or success, celebrate the success together. To move forward the business we should think twice about becoming a “BOSS” or a “LEADER”. Which one should we choose is not depend what we want we to be but it will depends on what should we lead our people to become an icon.

It is just my personal opinion and I know sometimes it’s not right. But at least, I hope you guys learn some from this.

Happy Weekend Everyone!!