… and the award of THE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR goes to no other person but…. (Ovation) .
It was amazing wasn’t it? You were the centre of admiration of everyone. You really worked hard and smart and you felt compensated. You’ve always being a favorite of your bossess and you earned that spot!
Let’s move back to now, you no longer meet deadlines, you recycle old approaches to your dynamic work, you are full of excuses and you aren’t bringing any new thing to the table again that is COMPLACENCY!
Complacency a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
That deceptive feeling of achievement and self satisfaction that gradually steals your potentials, creativity and productivity.
How did you get here?
1.Absence of Major Crisis: The company has been doing well or so it seems.There have been no challenge or competition.
2 .Many Visible Resources: As a result of the company’s successes, the resources have increased including Human Resource. Therefore,your brain unconsciously told you to rest. “YOU’VE TRIED!”
3.Poor KPIs(Key Performance Indicators): Your orgsnization lacks proper monitoring of its workers which means that your dilligence or lack ofvit cant be measured.
4.Lack of Feedback: Perhaps you have been working without supervision .No report writing,no feedback.
Now lets talk.
You have to know this about complacency. It not only kills businesses it reduces the value of the complacent individual tooamongst many other ills.
So, how do you address it.
1.Set Goals: Don’t start your day not knowing what to do. Dont start your week not knowing your tasks. Set goals!
Set long and short term goals and wtite down the action plans that will enable you carry it out.
2.Ask For Help: Have a ‘monitoring team’ who will keep you on your toes as regards your plans and goals.
3.Create a Sense of Urgency: Dont wait till things are bad to fix them. Work like you know the value of time. Time waits for no one!
Consider these and you are on your way to maintaining your relevance and your business or organization will be high flying.
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