Thinking about becoming a boss is really cool. After all, higher income, you get extra perks, an office of your own, and few people treating you with respect is what everyone desires. However, all this doesn’t come free. You have to work really hard for a long to get to this position.
Even after you have reached this position, there are many challenges to face. It’s not just that you have to take care of business planning and taking big steps; you also have people inside your firm pulling you down. This article discusses some of the behaviors of such people who are your own employees.
Not Staying Motivated
Although it’s not meant to harm you and even the most loyal employees can face this, but it harms the employer the most. You will see that people easily get discouraged or bored. You might give them a raise and then a few benefits, but all that motivation wears off after a little time. Many companies organize motivational sessions where a speaker encourages them all to build their career and the company they are working for.
This is the best an employer can do, and he has to keep doing that. Just completing the target and repeating what they do every day is not going to let the company grow. After all, it’s a competitive age where it doesn’t take long for another business to blow you out of the market.
Trying to Steal Your Employees
In many cases, some people working for you start to discourage other employees. They could be working for another company, thinking about starting their own company or trying to hurt you for some personal reasons.
As a result, you get your most skilled employees leaving your company. You can’t keep hiring and training new people. As a businessman, you need people to stick with you have explored every nook and corner of your field.
Some employees, even good performers, just can’t help with their passive-aggressive behavior. You are their boss, and they won’t always like what you say. It becomes a problem for you when they start to sabotage your reputation in your absence.
Some employees have no direct issue with you, but they keep bringing up some unnecessary issues. For example, some might say that taking their biometric and using it for attendance hurts their privacy. There even have been cases about employee privacy rights in Australia. This shows that everyone has freedom, but unnecessary demands keep wasting your time and hurt your business.
No matter how much you avoid it, you just can’t ignore office politics. You won’t be a part of it, but there will be some ‘politicians’ working as your employees. They sabotage the productive environment of the office.
They engage everyone in unnecessary activities and make it difficult for loyal and skilled employees to work. These are the kind of people who know they don’t have any real skills of their own, so they deceive others to keep their place.
False Discrimination/Harassment Charges
Discrimination and harassment are, without a doubt, very bad no matter where they are practiced. These things should not be tolerated and the perpetrator should be punished for his/her actions. Unfortunately, some people even use this to their benefit by filing false charges.
An employee and employer won’t always get along. There are times where the employer has to ask for an explanation, point out mistakes, or terminate someone. Some employees say they are being discriminated against when they find themselves in such a situation. Many even lie about getting harassed just to get money out of the pocket of their employer.