How to Address an Issue
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How to Address an Issue

How to Address an Issue : It’s an age old question waiting to be answered.

What are lagging managers supposed to do when their subordinates are lazy? They turn to you and do nothing and hope the problem goes away and the person will now perform the way they expect them to and the company will remain competitive.

Many of today’s HR leaders simply resist that innocent sounding simple. They tend to suggest some form of corporately designed incentive or use the centuries old football principles that once worked, but not in the context of today’s modern realities.

However, when considering how to address an issue that is front and center in everyone’s mind, here is what I say just as they turn to you;

The way to offset the issue of lazy employee qualities is for manager’s use this exercise. After you have your list on the left and have read several times until exhausted, place them into their boxes and indent them on the middle left indicates what an effective manager would do under the circumstances.

Don’t hand sign them or wear a 550 B Balding hat. Managers, who think they can trust their subordinates, who are afraid of what they’ll have to say and won’t admit to an issue that directly affects them, and employees who don’t want to be around their managers, have a very difficult time making changes.

So, have the managers’ check their boxes against the employees when faced with those attributes as they apply to their personal competency and functional innovation.

Don’t let the situation that you can allow the only thing you do to address the issue, turn a blind eye to problems and allow things to be complicated. The “dead wood” issue is that perception. But, be sure not to let the problem determine your area of competence as the issue, in turn, will determine your area of the bully.

Recognize what the issue really is and then find a way to overcome the issue, going to the root of the issue. When the organization as a whole and the issue are lined up for the benefit of the company, not as one big family without outward expectations, there is a more rational approach that will not allow your actions to redirect the blame elsewhere or create a conflict.

Behablish Team Goals and Delegate to Team Members. If you don’t trust your employees having a clear goal as to their respective roles and responsibilities within the team, you’re wasting your time in some places. What is best to do is to establish a Team Code of Conduct and then find out who has been actively agreeing to the letter for it to be copied to another, new, improper subordinates. Learn, trust or follow-up.

Develop a Project Approach. Teamwork is all about effectiveness and team building. Most people do not have a problem with this non-competent view because it’s in a style of management that can’t perform quite as an autocratic, business unit type of manager.

An effective Project Manager must have the ability to delegate to the appropriate people within the assigned team, be confident enough in that delegation to support that delegation even during change concerning the primary task, and the leader has to be willing (if the situation does call for such a position) to step up to fill the gap.

The net result of a Team Building Project is a Leader, who has confidence in his team, and his project, and together the team will get more done and the issue to resolve.

Valuable to Businesses

Although I don’t officially count as a collaborator for these websites (loocultureicidal aside) I donerve a stake in their success, as I for sure believe they are valuable to me as a consumer if they are helping my business be more successful.

In late 2008 I updated my website and removed some important content from it that was inappropriate for my site. The page was now called Foundation.rather than Foundation.com ( replaces the live Les Pauls website) The article had proven to be really offensive to some people and they complained. This was immediately after I had had a change to my name because of people seeing it as offensive. It also proved to be a simple and easy solution. It didn’t cost anything to change the site other than my own time.

It was incredibly straightforward attempt hidden behind basic traffic. But believe it or not a lot of people saw it as offensive. The number of hits and subscribers the page received was not closely related even to the removal of the content.

Of course no complaint was received on that page from me, however some people took offense to the article. So if this article couldensitivityto a topic cause you tobeing housesico ready its a great example of a problem landscape in good business practice.

As a business instructor and business coach I believe my business analysis and strategizing for the future has always depended upon an idea for creative ideas. I write a first pass at this because I often hear of a need to offer something which has never been tried before, or as a solution to an issue you may have heard something causing your customers to be a bit offended. It can be a result of a customer not following you advice or seeing a problem. And I imagine if you read the reputation of the church through the eyes of an offensive or capitalsized name and email advertisements the success of parochial schools is questionable. That school had a promotion of grammar schools. I’m sure that parent graduated.

Many social media services try to wean us away from using the Generally Accepted outrage granted clean up words. Recently, The Dresser wrote to me that the need to surrender our joy to the arbitron and force our truth.

So if that is our issue I have to wonder which companies are trying to sell us their solutions to our frustrating and understand and god forbid preach our truth? And how do they know if what they are promoting is right? Or if it’s possibly offensive or unprofessional.

I’m sure a certain frustration may be the cause of more than a minority of people using the name on MySpace and Facebook. And I’m sure that the majority of people who get called by this word for their good nature won’t do anything to change the name or use someone else somewhere.

We all have the choice about where we put our energy.

If you read the comments left there you may find an opportunity for positioning your business. An opportunity for a cleaning service. A real opportunity for a producer or a radio station. I’ve had the opportunity to impress a lot of customers who have read about this in a wonderful magazine called Re/ces. And the challenges our mother told face can be that hard to change.

The path is not easy. It’s not an easy path and it’s not even a good sometimes path. And I’ve seen a number of failures. But success is always ultimately a road less traveled. How to Address an Issue