SOURCE: VitalSmarts

April 15, 2015 09:00 ET

Energizing the Undervalued and Overworked

PROVO, UT--(Marketwired - April 15, 2015) - In the latest Crucial Skills Newsletter, Emily Hoffman answers the question of a manager who is having issues with her staff. After attempting to boost morale by letting them, for example, leave at 3:00 on alternating Fridays throughout the summer, some employees started to take advantage of the leeway and request more time off, and work from home more. The manager asks: How can I pull back from some of these "perks" without them spiraling down into their previous feelings?

Emily answers the question by explaining how a manager can look at more than the "typical perks" and involve the employees candidly in the discussion in a way that she can surface the issues and come to a joint resolution that everyone will be committed to.

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