“I want to be considerate. I don’t want to upset people.”
“I’m worried what I have to do will hurt team morale.”
“I don’t want to be seen as one of those ‘awful’ bosses; I am a good and fair person, and I want my team to like me.”
“How will I manage if I make the wrong decision….?”
These are a few of the most common worries leaders and business owners have when making a difficult staffing decision, like hiring, firing, or conflict management. What’s more, when you consider that leaders say ‘people problems’ make up 76% of their business’ challenges, there’s a lot of opportunity for leaders to feel conflicted, worried, and unsure. And, what’s worse, they feel completely alone.
According to Harvard Business Review, half of CEOs report experiences of loneliness in their role. And, by the way, if that leader is new to the role, the statistic goes up to nearly 70 %.
Feeling like there is no one to talk to or collaborate with about these tricky staffing situations is isolating. If you are one of these leaders experiencing loneliness, you’re in good company. It’s tempting to put off these people issues to another day, week, month, but they can’t be swept under the rug—remember that 76% statistic? The lack of action compounded by isolation might be making big ripples in your business. Would you be making better decisions if you talked to someone you trust? Someone highly skilled, and experienced, in dealing with these matters.
You don’t have to make these decisions alone. There is a path to a more empowered and productive workplace. People Alignment helps you unlock your goals and potential when it comes to ‘people ‘. With our years of experience in helping business owners and leaders of people, you can trust that we will not only lend a supportive and trained ear, but also help you get clarity on what will be the best course of action, given all the factors.