#ThursdayThought – Establish Boundaries For Success
A lot of managers and small business owners struggle to overcome the rogue behaviors of their staff, and even sometimes their customers.
It’s usually because they’ve allowed certain unproductive, and in some cases abusive, behavior to creep in. Once those habits are ingrained, they tend to take over a culture.
In order to change the work dynamic, a good leader needs to establish a firm but healthy boundary.
Boundaries are the guardrails whereby good and conducive behaviors fall in line and unacceptable behaviors are jettisoned.
They are established with the bigger vision of what the culture should be, ample communication for clarity on all sides and coaching to the model being laid out.
However if rogue behaviors continue after communicating the expectations and coaching, the only recourse is to remove those individuals that are not willing to exhibit the correct culture in their actions.
Counter-culture behaviors will choke the life force out of your organization and prevent not just growth, but sustainability and harmony in the workplace.
Establishing behaviors can be a scary venture to some, but they are necessary for survival to ensure everyone is on the same page in order to move forward together.
Don’t be afraid of establishing boundaries. There will be resistance when people are held accountable. But it shows who is willing to be a team player and who is not, and makes your role easier to manage success in the long term.
Boundaries are the best way to grow healthy businesses, marriages, teams, communities and organizations. Not everyone is a fit for certain cultures and a good leader recognizes this without guilt but with empathy.
Be fair and firm in making a healthy environment for others to thrive. You owe it to those but also yourself to make your life prosperous and successful.