The happiest workplace employees are ones who feel respected, understood and appreciated. When managers recognize and work with each employee’s individual characteristics, they improve morale, reduce workplace stress, increase productivity, save time and money and generally become a true business success.
To help you see the value in working with each employees’ individual ways of behaving, here’s how one manager figured out how to work WITH her subordinate’s procrastination habit. After recognizing her own brain chemistry needs, she took into consideration her male employee’s brain chemistry particulars.
Using Gender Brain ScienceTM (GBS) knowledge, for the first time in her life, she naturally reduced her stress. And, instead of holding in anger, she no longer felt angry about her employee’s procrastination. She learned to work WITH her new understanding and respect for her male employee’s natural male brain design. Additionally, she avoided creating a stress-induced migraine headache for herself.
The Business Success Story
Gary, an otherwise hard working employee, procrastinated when it came to meeting department deadlines. The manager, Maggie, a professionally minded and task driven woman, would harp at Gary about regularly missing task deadlines.
When Gary heard Maggie’s criticism, he felt stressed out and often started to be immobilized and resistant. It seemed that whenever she criticized him, his behavior did not improve. And Maggie couldn’t understand this illogical behavior. For her, it seemed logical to think about job security. She reasoned that saving her job was more important than anything. It seemed to her it wasn’t so for Gary. She thought his mind was focused elsewhere.
Big Stressor for Maggie
Maggie also felt stressed because the big boss noticed her department’s tardiness for tasks. He counseled her need to improve on it. The more her boss told her to improve on the problem, the more she stressed about it. And, this caused her to avoid wanting to see her boss. Her boss’s criticism of her department’s problem did not help Maggie make the problem go away.
Feeling concerned about her job, Maggie often counseled Gary about making the entire department look bad due to his unprofessional time management behavior. She had seriously considered firing Gary but kept delaying because he did an exceptional job at several other parts of his job. Then she learned about GBS.
Discovering that procrastination might be a brain chemistry issue for Gary, she first focused on that idea. She now knew that if she criticized Gary for what he was doing, she had inadvertently been saying things that unnaturally stressed Gary’s testosterone. From GBS, she had learned that criticizing a man’s ACTIONS will deplete his testosterone. She hadn’t realized that she had been contributing to the problem.
Understanding that a man needs a sufficient balance of testosterone to effectively problem solve and achieve goals, she looked to do things differently. Instead of criticizing him, she looked for tasks about which she could sincerely praise him. Remarking on how much she appreciated things he did that helped the department actually reduced Gary’s stress, increased his confidence and increased his testosterone.
Maggie’s strategy to praise Gary about his appreciated work behavior took only a short time to make a workplace difference as he began to do the work in a more timely manner. After focusing on and sincerely praising Gary on actions she DID like, the entire workplace atmosphere improved. The more his work was appreciated, the more he wanted to do more. Chemically, this was because his body was rewarding him with more testosterone.
Managers work with a lot of people problems. Do you see how using Gender Brain Science™ can help you be a business success?
Want to save time, money and frustration for your business? All it takes is using GBS and you make magic happen while you master being a business success!