“In a moment of truth, they told me I am cold and don’t care for them.
They hate me!
I don’t know why.
They also told me that I don’t listen to their concerns and am not there when they need me.
I can’t read their minds!
I just had to sit there and listen to all they said.
I was speechless.
They just don’t see it!
I make sure that we follow the deadlines because I don’t want them to work outside of working hours. So the weekend should be for them.
I shut my door when I work because I get distracted, and I want to be productive.
When I am productive, I can be clearer with them.
They know they can talk to me when they need help, but they never do it…..because the door is closed.
I ask them to look at the possibilities because I want them to be open-minded; it’s not because I want to avoid them and I don’t see the problems. ….. I want to find solutions!
Meetings are for discussing important stuff and making decisions, not for chatting! If they like to chit-chat, they can do it when they have lunch break.
I meet with them individually monthly to discuss challenges and opportunities to see how to adapt to the requirements. Not because I micromanage them!
Even if I do all that…. they tell me I don’t care for them!
I do care for them, and this is the reason that I am organized, to the point, and demanding.
Maybe I care for them in a different way.
Not the way they expect me to do.”
This is how one of my clients started the session.
She is task-oriented, and mainly people-oriented people make up her team.
As a manager, it can be challenging to balance the demands of tasks and the needs of your team.
The majority of the conflicts in a team are because task-oriented and people-oriented people don’t understand and value each other for what they bring to the table.
I will leave here a video 🎥 to learn how to identify task and people-oriented people.
What would you do differently in your team if you were my client and wanted to show your team that you care for them?
I am curious to see how would you approach this situation.
Please write me an email at email@example.com with your approach. How did it go? What were your results?