Someone asked about how to mitigate absenteeism. What are your thoughts?
Here are a few of mine shared at Tempo Consulting Group:
Hire motivated healthy people from the start, give them the tools, and get the f out of the way!
Have tenants that are simple yet clear through training, visual collateral, and ongoing reinforcement. ALSO, create FUN - have healthy fun social time outside of "the grind", create a FUN committee, and ensure your employee culture is one that can be reflected as "family"...but in a way that is optional and NOT forced.
Follow through on consequences based on CLEAR boundaries and rules that had been relayed
Anonymous surveys are massively important to gain understanding of perspectives and what appropriate action troubleshooting should be done.
Work with folks that have had a pattern of lateness and coach to success with reporting that shows progress or digress.
Positive reinforcement via awards, raises, acknowledgement among peers, and advancement is key. Must watch out not to reward for inaccurate data/reports...employees can see if "daddy" favors the "first born" rather than who actually earned it!
Creating a workforce that aims at a similar structure to that of a healthy family model is a total natural key to unlocking personal and business growth. Sticking to just "The Office" atmosphere stunts the opportunity to really pull out the human potential we have in a tribal, familial, and humanly collaborative environment.
Lastly, tardiness is relative. Some positions as we know aren't time based, they are measured in outcome.
Ideally, creating a work environment much like a healthy fun happy family gets WAY MORE accomplished and is a proven success for some of the largest sustained corporations...
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