Don’t Let Employees Get Too Comfortable
There is no such thing as a someone who ‘can’t be replaced.’ If you’ve every worked for anyone and had co-workers working side by side with you, you’ve probably – at one point – heard someone say they ‘can’t be replaced,’ ‘they’re too important,’ or ‘the company would die without them.’
This just isn’t true. In fact, for 99% of jobs it’s the opposite. There are tons of individuals out there that can fill the shoes of anyone doing a job for you. Everyone is replaceable.
When staff that work for you start to get the idea that they can’t be replaced, sometimes they can start under-performing or stop going above and beyond like they did when they started working for you. When your employees get too comfortable, it can hurt their performance and in turn, hurt your business.
I get asked all the time, how do I deal with this with my employees?
The solution is to make it clear from the start within your business practices and company culture so that your employees understand that they’re hired for a job, and that they know if they under-perform they can be replaced.
Now, this isn’t to scare them, or take away their job security. But you need to have expectations – and your staff should be aware of what is expected of them.
By having all your staff reviewed by managers, and even managers by their superior or by you directly, you’ll be able to know where you staff stand in performance and you’re staff will have a better understanding of what is expected of them. It’s also important to reward those who go above and beyond for your business. Make staff know that you appreciate anything extra they put into helping you grow your company outside of their basic job duties.
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