If you’ve been in business for any amount of time, you have experienced some degree of burnout. Many business owners I talk to have accepted it as “just a part of the job”. Sure, there are parts of your business you enjoy. Maybe it’s the relationship with your customers. Maybe you like getting your hands dirty. Underneath it all, however, there is part of you that’s just tired of it all.
There is, however, one key component that you have the ability to change.
If you have been a business owner for any amount of time, you know that the challenges of sales and marketing pale in comparison to the challenges of… employees! It is hard enough to find the right people to hire. When you do hit the nail on the head and bring in someone that is a perfect fit for your team… it is only a matter of time before they are moving on to something else.
Here are the 7 most common reasons people leave a job, and what you can do about it!
If you are a leader of people… or if you simply work with other people… you know exactly what I am talking about! Constant misunderstandings, conflicts, and failures to communicate kill productivity and drag the bottom line down with it. At the end of the day, you feel like you are running an adult daycare instead of a legitimate business.
Each person on your team is motivated by something. There are unique drivers for every individual that causes them to value the things they value, communicate the way they communicate, and work the way they work. If you can unlock those unique drivers, you can unlock the secret to building a cohesive team that succeeds together.
The day is fresh and you are bent on being productive! Good for you! Problem is, it’s only 7:30 and the day has not even started throwing it’s business at you.
By the time 10:00 rolls around, that aspiration of productivity is only a distant memory and you are chasing rabbits as fast as you can run! It’s been one distraction after another. More often than not, someone walked into your office, sent you a text, or gave you a call. We call them momentum busters.
A distraction comes around and you don’t really consider how important it is, you simply give it 5 minutes of your time. Then another one gets 10 minutes. An hour later you are ready to get back to work… but you can’t even remember where you left off.
The reality is there is no way to shut out the world around you. If you want to have any hope of being productive, you’ve got to have strategies to help you define your priorities, focus your time, and fend off the momentum busters.