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The Top Mistakes Bosses Do to Kill Employee Morale

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Being a manager goes beyond leading people and telling them what to do, and here are the common mistakes you should watch out for to avoid destroying the morale and motivation of your employees.
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Managing employees in an office is no easy task. There's more to it than just roaming around and telling people what to do. Unfortunately, not all managers care about their employees, and they fail to realize that their employees are the ones that impact the company's productivity and performance. This is the reason why many best employees leaving the company. To fix this problem, managers should be aware and understand the things they do that completely ruin the morale of their workers.

If you wish to retain your best employees, here are the mistakes you need to watch out for.

1. You don't recognize and celebrate your employees' hard work. Who does not want to be praised? Who does not want to be thanked for a job well done? As a manager, you need to let your employees feel appreciated for their commitment, dedication and good performance.

2. Holding employees back from stepping up and moving up the ladder when it's time for them to take the next career opportunity would be one of your biggest mistakes. As a manager, it is your job to look for opportunities for advancement for your employees instead of taking it away from them. Talented employees will eventually look for growth or they will get bored and lose motivation.

3. Threats of getting employees fired. This one of the common mistakes that a lot of managers do in order to scare their employees to perform better. This is not the right way to motivate people. They will eventually feel the pressure, get tired and eventually decide to leave. They will instead look for another job where they will feel secured and valued.

4. Not admitting and accepting responsibility for mistakes. Good managers don't play the blame game when something goes wrong, and instead of pointing fingers, they work with the team to come up with solutions that will benefit everyone.

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