Times are strange today. There is barely anyone who thinks about another soul. People today tend to follow the “I, Me, Myself” principle a little too religiously. Truth being said, it is fine to think about yourself and your growth but you should never do it at the expense of someone else. Also, especially because you are the boss, you should think about the welfare of your team.
Another thing to keep in mind is that in-house rivalry is never healthy. Employees also tend to follow the “I, Me, Myself” principle. You may think that some competition will drive your employees into working better but that also comes with bitter feeling and that desire to walk over others to succeed. That is extremely bad. You can avoid that by taking a few steps. When you think about the welfare of your team, everyone will benefit from it including you. Thus, you should get rid of the unhealthy competition by following these steps:
You should, as the boss, be highly approachable. Your employees should feel at ease to come to you with a problem. They should be able to even cry out for help when needed. This is the first step that you should take.
If you don’t allow employees to express, you won’t even know who’s facing a problem and who is in the middle of a crisis. Call for a meeting every now and then so that everyone comes together and everyone is given the chance to open up. The others can provide solutions and that will promote teamwork.
Fire the Selfish Ones
It may seem harsh but know that one bad habit can ruin the entire atmosphere of your workplace. There are surely selfish people in your office but these people should either be patronized or removed if they refuse to budge.
Selfish people are easy to identify. They usually use “I” instead of “We”. They take personal credits for work even when the whole team has worked on it. Shift your focus to those who are collective in their work and love addressing to the entire group instead of just themselves.
Be a role model so that others take the lead. Put in circumstances in front of the managers and the team members that require them to be altruistic and think about the others in the group.
Work on these aspects and you will have created a great environment where people believe in working as a team and taking the company ahead.
People who think only about themselves have no place in a positive work environment. As the boss, you should weed out the selfish people in your office and focus on helping your team members become givers. Just a few steps will help you achieve that. Be approachable and pose situations that force them to be givers. That will help!