How good marks can hurt your kids
Or more specifically, the pressure to achieve good marks can hurt kids. If we put too much pressure on kids for marks, they may choose to “bail rather than fail”.
Research shows that if marks are the most important thing to parents, kids may choose to quit or not even try, rather than to go through the potential embarrassment of giving their best and perhaps not getting the mark we want them to get.
We need to focus on the effort they give and not the final marks they get. That is how we teach children to work hard and give their best efforts.
Same goes for our staff. We need to be far more concerned about the effort and attitude they give in pursuit of their work goals than in the actual results of the work. If someone gives a great effort, falls short on the end result and we dump on them, we are making a major motivational mistake.
We have to be happy with our staff if they give us a good faith honest effort. If that is happening and the results never come, it may be our fault that we have put the wrong person in a certain position or we may need to help develop the person with training, support or the proper tools.
What we will never do is dump on them for lack of results.
With proper training, support and tools I believe that agency teams like yours are capable of truly changing the landscape of our communities for the better. It’s why I write this blog, and why my company, Inclusion by IBEX, offers a complete set of employee management tools, such as time tracking, HR, mobile scheduling apps, and payroll specifically built to help Developmental Service Agency teams achieve all they are capable of.
If you enjoy these posts and think your team is capable of a better administrative process I encourage you to take five minutes to give me a call at 204-992-9940 or you can reply to this email. Your team deserves the best.
PS. Feel free to call or email me if you have leadership questions; I love to hear from you guys.
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