Incoherence kills productivity
Every day we are inundated with information and disinformation regarding COVID. Much of what is said contradicts other statements. We need to get the vaccine so we won’t get COVID. But people who have gotten the vaccine have subsequently gotten the virus. We need to wear masks today but not tomorrow. We now have the delta variant which throws in a completely different wrinkle.
The illusion of the perfect job
As we start to come out of COVID, we are being warned of “The Great Resignation”. The main issue fueling this is an illusion which has been around forever. Everyone has an idea of what their “perfect job” would be. There are numerous problems with this illusion.
Sign on bonuses chase the wrong person with an expensive solution
Recently there has been lots of chatter on social media about getting people back to work. Lots of companies offering sign on bonuses and the like to get people back on board. I have never offered or paid a sign on bonus, never had to. Sign on bonuses attract the people who make employment decisions based on money. They will never be long term employees. They are always chasing the money.
The two causes of supervisory failure
As we all know, bad supervisors are one of the main reasons for employee turnover. Whether they are a newly minted front line supervisor or the grey haired Executive VP it does not matter. There are an infinite number of reasons why this happens. I break it down by two areas which are generally mutually exclusive. You have the bad supervisor created by their personality and insecurities.
Where is everybody?
Spoiler alert: The vast majority of you will relate to this topic