One of my grandmother’s favorite sayings was that you shouldn’t “make mountains out of molehills.” In business, very often HR departments and/or managers will blow things way out of proportion because they don’t like a specific behavior of an employee or focus too much on a weakness.
What can you do in your business today to leave the molehills as molehills?
1. Focus on strengths in your team and complement them with others who have complimentary strengths.
2. If someone isn’t good on the phone and you can give that role to someone else, do it! No sense wasting time with someone who has poor phone skills by trying to develop them into something they aren’t.
3. Does someone frequently take bathroom breaks? Don’t focus so much on that if they are being productive otherwise, especially if you have people who go on “smoke breaks” and you don’t do anything to them