How much do you love what you do? Which tasks do you delay or avoid?
It is not uncommon for clients to tell me that they feel overwhelmed by certain tasks in their workplace. However, the “overwhelming” tasks often differ amongst employees.
The task that one avoids as much as possible, another staff member may enjoy.
What can do businesses do about that?
It helps to check in with all team members to find out what works best for everyone involved. Consider the following questions:
1) What are all the necessary tasks?
2) Which responsibilities does each team member most enjoy?
3) Does the team member have the skills to do what they enjoy, or the capacity to learn the skill?
4) What must be done that no one prefers to do?
5) What way might tasks be divided to best utilize skillsets while maximizing morale and productivity?
Talking with each other to learn what parts of the job people most love also increases the “feel-good” factor. Team members may be reminded about the importance of each task relative to the overall mission. Discovering that someone else enjoys what another finds less desirable may even help view the responsibility in a more favorable light.
What if you could love your work and spend more time on the tasks you enjoy, and support others in doing the same?
P.S. This also works in signing up for household chores.