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If you all remain best mates, the business will continue to suffer.
By being buddies, you've been sending the wrong message. It isn't surprising that some colleagues have taken ?advantage and become less conscientious. The casual atmosphere makes it difficult for you to be the boss and for your team to toe the line.
Certainly, try to keep a strong bond with your colleagues and do go for the odd beer after work or have a meal out to celebrate success, but even on those social occasions remember that you're the boss, not simply one of the gang.
It's time to get your colleagues ?together for a formal chat. Raise your concerns about the missed deadlines and lack of standards, but recognise that you have not given them clear leadership.
By indicating a tougher approach to discipline, the social relationships will change and you will find that it ?becomes a lot easier to do your
It's good that you have recognised the problem before it is too late.
Q I'm a manager at a creative business and we're coming up to a four-week period when my team's work is reduced quite a bit, but I'm worried about idle minds. Can you think of any activities or projects that could be a better use of time than twiddling our thumbs?
A Don't waste this great opportunity by letting your colleagues stare out of the office window, counting the hours before they can go home.
Turn your dullest time of the year into a fun month. Run a tidiest office competition, where staff clear away clutter and make the place immaculate (with a trophy for the tidiest patch), or have a "bring your kids to the office" day (Timpson colleagues had the day off for their child's first ever day at school – it was a great success).
Have some activities that get everyone out of the office. Organise a treasure hunt that takes colleagues on a fact-finding local history tour, or devise a day in the mould of the weekly challenges from?The Apprentice, splitting the office into two teams with a moneymaking objective – perhaps try an art challenge, where the team that receives the most money by selling their own artwork wins.
Ask your team what they would like to do and browse the internet to discover the range of activities available. Go-karting, clay pigeon shooting, canoeing, off-road driving,?It's a Knockout?games and a wide selection of adrenalin-packed challenges are great alternatives to a boring day in the office.
You may think that this has little to do with business, but it should do wonders for morale and show how much you care about your
people, which is why you should also give them a few extra days of paid holiday. You will see the benefit when the office gets busy again.
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