Among the themes most challenging for managers across industries, performance related conversations with team members is always somewhere on top. Now why is that so complicated? Isn’t it something like “Hey Jack, you’ve done a good job but I know you can make it even better…”?
Truth be told, people hate office briefings. We tend to grumble and complain when we go to briefings, so instead of briefings we call them team meetings or gatherings, but sometimes even this change can’t help. The truth is that these meetings are important for the business development and everybody is aware of that in some way.
Back to the last summer, it was the middle of August, the heat of the summer holidays. Yet, I was working hard in my office. My schedule was full of coaching sessions with tired, stressed out managers up to their ears in work and they all seem not to have time to enjoy the sunny days. How did this happen?