When do you finally say I GIVE UP!!!! We come to a point in our lives when we feel like giving up on our careers. There are certain factors that makes us want to quit. One, the pay is not good. Two, the company is unstable, Three, benefits sucks! Four, Better offer from a better company. But, what keeps us from staying and not leaving the company we have loved for the longest time??? Simple, it’s the people around us. The management team, the team itself, and the friends we have made along the way. BUT!!!! What if these same people are the cause of wanting to just leave and quit altogether? You see, when managers do not know how to handle or lead their people chances are their subordinates loses focus, gets demoralized and demotivated. Leaders are supposed to inspire, lead and push their subordinates to the best of their abilities and not only see the faults. I have read in my favorite book The One Minute Manager, that you give One Minute Reprimand and One Minute Praising. Of course you have to set One Minute Goals for the subordinates to know what needs to be done and needs to be achieved. Otherwise, giving reprimands and just focusing on faults will just make the individual feel less and less incapable of doing their tasks. A leader should learn to support his/her team. Make him/her feel that there is always room for improvements and the leader should be there to support the individual in every step of the way in achieving goals.
We quit because we don’t get the support we need. We quit because we feel too much pressure to do good in a small amount of time. We quit because our voices can’t be heard. We quit because of too much pressure. We quit because we are no longer happy.
Work should be a balance of professionalism and fun. Growth is not only for leaders but it should also be for everyone who serves the company. For without the small individuals working so hard, the company will not succeed. Playing fair, knowing your boundaries, and focusing on the individual’s growth and performance will not only reflect on the leader’s performance but the company itself. So for leaders out there, Ask yourself why one of your employees resigned or left your team? Is it the company? Is it his/her performance? Or is it your performance as a leader? Was it really bad management? Pressure is not good. It is not healthy. People quit people because of bad management and poor leadership and people skills.
I have been with my company for almost 8 years and I have served several leaders. I have adapted to change and pressure. Change is good, we have to be adaptable to change. It is part of our growth.
I want to grow more and succeed but what if I am not happy. What if i feel pressured and I feel I have not done the right things? What if I was just given so little time to adjust? Said to myself, I can’t quit. I am not a quitter. I have always been a fighter and a survivor.
I can do this. But if not, should I just quit because People quit People?….