This week's words:
break, negative, surface
I had a meeting with the employees in the payroll section today. I am their second line supervisor, but I might as well be first line. Their supervisor is a great person, just not supervisor material. That is a whole other story in itself and I really can't put it in writing as I could cause problems.
So, when I have these meetings one of the things I am always striving for is to break the negative thinking that permeates the payroll section. Today when I broached one topic one of the more senior techs huffed, but then she said something to the fact of, can "we" come up with a plan, I mean, will you be open to us coming up with a plan. I smiled, a big smile, and said of course. I would love nothing more than for you to all work together to come up with a plan.
It may only be a little scratch on the surface of the negative thinking, but I have high hopes that the fact that they have asked to come up with a plan will cause them to come together as a team and be more positive about the work itself.