Leadership

How to deal with an unhappy employee


Bill Stronge, a veteran IT pro, gives IT leaders something to think about in a new download:

Would you be surprised to know that some of your employees dread getting up for work in the morning? Most of your team members probably like to do a good job at work, and having a sense of accomplishment is one of the keys to being happy. But as a leader, you will sometimes have to deal with unhappy employees. They could be unhappy for various reasons (money, career, personal), and it's up to you to find ways to uncover the problem and motivate them to turn things around.

Here's his list of some things you can do to help an unhappy employee become a happy one.

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