Out Of Control Work Environment


The Supervisor’s Companion approaches this problem from the first day the employee walks into the supervisor’s department…

We started with the basics – how were new employees welcomed and trained? “By human resources,” Sam said. Once a new employee came to his unit, Sam figured they were ready to learn the IT systems at the company. Each new employee was given a week to train on the system and were then told to, “Feel free to ask questions whenever you want.” End of training.

We began by reviewing how each employee had joined the company, how much time Sam had spent with them, what he knew about them, how each one fit into the group and what their career goals were. He was astonished to find how little he knew. Sam didn’t know much more than the employees names and assignments. Both of us agreed that some changes needed to be made. Sam was an active participant as we developed the New Employee Plan for his unit.

See if the New Employee Plan might be helpful to you, as well.
– read more about this in The Supervisor’s Companion




Sam, the supervisor of a team of IT help desk employees, felt his work environment was chaotic and out of his control.

His employees would seek transfers or new jobs at a much greater rate than his peers ....

How can Sam fix this problem?



“Meetings are always late and we don’t accomplish anything" - -

"I hate going to meetings”

Is this a common cry at your company?

+ A well run meeting shows respect for your employees

Some tips to help with this ....



Your employees don’t seem to come to you when they have work issues.

You’ve been trying to help by sending regular reminder emails and checking their work frequently. - Nothing is working!!

What is wrong with your employees?


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