Your last department update meeting said it all: When you went around the room asking everyone for an update, the most common response by far was: “Nothing new here.”
Nothing? Not a challenge to face, a problem to solve, a conflict to discuss? Not even a nagging “people problem?”
It seems either your team is firing on all cylinders – or it’s sputtering.
Resourceful managers regularly set goals and give their teams the tools to meet those goals.
And while not feeling appreciated is a top reason good employees head for the doors, a close runner-up is boredom. So how can you best keep the fire lit under your team without burning them out?
Consider some of these suggestions on how to fire up your team: