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Dealing With Employee Problems: Your Business’s New Playbook

Athletic coaches will call a team huddle the minute they realize that they need to make a change in either the players on the field or the play being used. They make changes on the fly to produce the results they want—to win the game—and don’t think twice about doing so, even if it means pulling the star player. Right now, more businesses are experiencing employee costly issues like staffing shortages, employee call-offs, etc. How are you dealing with these costly problems? It may be time to take a page from the sports coaches’ handbook and find a new strategy to deal with your employees’ problems.

Getting To The Root Of The Problem

Let’s start by looking at the players you have on the field—your employees—and what is going on in their lives. It may be that a number of your employees are struggling financially, even if they are above the poverty level in the U.S. Some of your employees may have grown up in a dysfunctional…

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