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    The 9 Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make at Work

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  • !!1. They overwork people

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    Nothing burns good employees out quite like overworking them.

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    Overworking good employees is perplexing; it makes them feel as if theyre being punished for great performance.

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  • !!Overworking employees is also counterproductive.

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    New research from Stanford shows that productivity per hour declines sharply when the workweek exceeds 50 hours, and productivity drops off so much after 55

    hours that you dont get anything out of working more.www.E3.solutions

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    If you must increase how much work your talented employees are doing, youd better increase their

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    Talented employees will take on a bigger workload, but they wont stay if their job

    suffocates them in the process.www.E3.solutions

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    Raises, promotions, and title-changes are all acceptable ways to increase workload.

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    If you simply increase workload because people are talented, without changing a thing, they will seek another job that gives them what they deserve.

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    2. They dont recognize contributions and reward good work.

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    Its easy to underestimate the power of a pat on the back, especially with top performers who are

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    Everyone likes kudos, none more so than those who work hard and give their all.

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    Managers need to communicate with their people to find out what makes them feel good (for some, its a raise; for others, its public recognition) and

    then to reward them for a job well done.www.E3.solutions

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    With top performers, this will happen often if youre doing it right.

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    3. They dont care about their employees.

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    More than half of people who leave their jobs do so because of their relationship with their boss.

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    Smart companies make certain their managers know how to balance being professional with being human.

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    These are the bosses who celebrate an employees success, empathize with those going through hard

    times, and challenge people, even when it hurts.www.E3.solutions

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    Bosses who fail toreallycare will always have high turnover rates.

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    Its impossible to work for someone eight-plus hours a day when they arent personally involved and dont care about anything other than your production yield.

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    4. They dont honor their commitments.

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    Making promises to people places you on the fine line that lies between making them very happy and

    watching them walk out the door.www.E3.solutions

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    When you uphold a commitment, you grow in the eyes of your employees because you prove

    yourself to be trustworthy and honorable (two very important qualities in a boss).

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    But when you disregard your commitment, you come across as slimy, uncaring, and disrespectful.

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    After all, if the boss doesnt honor his or her commitments, why should everyone else?

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    5. They hire and promote the wrong people.

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    Good, hard-working employees want to work with like-minded professionals.

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    When managers dont do the hard work of hiring good people, its a major demotivator for those

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  • !!Promoting the wrong people is even worse.

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    When you work your tail off only to get passed over for a promotion thats given to someone who

    glad-handed their way to the top, its a massive insult.www.E3.solutions

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  • !!No wonder it makes good people leave.

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    6. They dont let people pursue their passions.

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  • !!Talented employees are passionate.

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    Providing opportunities for them to pursue their passions improves their productivity and job satisfaction.

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  • !!But many managers want people to work within a little box.

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    These managers fear that productivity will decline if they let people expand their focus and pursue their passions.

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  • !!This fear is unfounded.

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    Studies show that people who are able to pursue their passions at work experienceflow, a euphoric

    state of mind that is five times more productive than the norm.

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  • !!7. They fail to develop peoples skills.

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    When managers are asked about their inattention to employees, they try to excuse themselves, using words such as trust, autonomy, and

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  • !!This is complete nonsense.

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    Good managers manage, no matter how talented the employee.

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    They pay attention and are constantly listening and giving feedback.

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    Management may have a beginning, but it certainly has no end.

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    When you have a talented employee, its up to you to keep finding areas in which they can improve to

    expand their skill set.www.E3.solutions

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    The most talented employees want feedbackmore so than the less talented onesand its your

    job to keep it coming.www.E3.solutions

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    If you dont, your best people will grow bored and complacent.

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  • !!8. They fail to engage their creativity.

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    The most talented employees seek to improve everything they touch.

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    If you take away their ability to change and improve things because youre only comfortable with the

    status quo, this makes them hate their jobs.www.E3.solutions

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    Caging up this innate desire to create not only limits them, it limits you.

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    9. They fail to challenge people intellectually.

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    Great bosses challenge their employees to accomplish things that seem inconceivable at first.

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    Instead of setting mundane, incremental goals, they set lofty goals that push people out of their comfort zones.

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    Then, good managers do everything in their power to help them succeed.

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    When talented and intelligent people find themselves doing things that are too easy or boring, they seek

    other jobs that will challenge their intellects.www.E3.solutions

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  • !!Bringing it all together

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    If you want your best people to stay, you need to think carefully about how you treat them.

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    While good employees are as tough as nails, their talent gives them an abundance of options.

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