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What the Modern Worker Expects at His/Her Job

by | Jun 3, 2019 | Business, MyTek Blog

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For any employee, their first job is always special. They get the opportunity to put their skills to the test or earn money to pay off a long-standing debt. However, these incentives are not enough to keep the modern worker loyal to your organization. They have a lot of expectations from your business.

Let’s understand these expectations in detail. 

What Does The Modern Worker Expect From Your Organization?

The employee-employer relationship should be built on trust, understanding, and cooperation. While you support them, they go out of their way to serve your organization. Hence, they have different expectations from you.

Structured Processes

In any business, various critical tasks need to be done simultaneously. Are your employees provided the right tools to complete their responsibilities? Or, are your organizational processes filled with challenges? Do your employees waste time working on the same redundant tasks?

As an employer, it is your responsibility to streamline the work process and make it easy for your employees. One effective way to do this is to use the power of automation. Instead of your employees spending endless hours doing repetitive tasks, automate the processes to make the best use of time and effort. In this way, your employees become more engaged and happier at their workplace.

Not Overburdened with Work

Ensure that your employees are not overburdened with work. If you expect them to complete a ten-hour work in eight hours, they might get frustrated. Their productivity goes down, thereby negatively affecting your business growth prospects.

You can prevent this problem of additional stress by using a resource management solution. These solutions ensure that the ideal time is spent on each task with the timesheet feature, enhancing productivity.

Reasonable Deadlines and Requirements

Ensure that you put in place reasonable deadlines and requirements for your employees. They should enjoy every aspect of their work. Else, they may not be able to put their best foot forward. A resource management solution helps you plan the work distribution, work hours, and stipulated deadlines to complete a task. You have the option to set an alert if your workforce is overworked and burnt out. In case of deadline breaching, you can even reallocate the tasks. Also, you can plan your budget based on the resources available.

Support and Cooperation from Management

Your staff expects you to support them in all their endeavors. If any of them faces a challenge to complete a task, provide them with the necessary assistance. This gesture will boost them and motivate them to perform better. Also, your employees feel valued and cared for. Many of them will choose to stay longer in your organization.

What Happens to Your Employees When Their Expectations Are Unmet?

If you fail to live up to your workforce’s expectations, you’ll face some serious consequences. There could be increased absenteeism, decreased productivity, and frequent delays. We’ll explore the factors below.

Decrease in Respect & Morale

Every employee likes to receive respect from their employer. They receive care in the form of good working conditions. If they are overburdened with work or remain unengaged, their morale goes down. Neither will they learn new skills nor will the company’s overall productivity increase.

Low Work Productivity & Motivation

With low morale, employees may not be motivated enough to perform their daily tasks. Many of them may just do the bare minimum by being irregular in the office. For example, you can see them logged into the system, but they may be engaged in personal work.

Exorbitant Costs and Missed Deadlines

When you don’t listen to the pulse of your employees, you run the risk of exceeding your budgetary costs. For example, imagine you commit to a high-priority project that requires more resources. But, you choose to complete the project by allocating more work to the existing resources. In this case, your resources could burn out and fail deadlines, leading to the non-commitment of work.

Enhanced Turnover and Absenteeism

Stress has a crucial impact on an individual’s health. Stress in the work environment can increase employee absenteeism – either from actual sickness or fake illness. When more team members fall sick, there is added pressure on the other members to perform more.

Many employees may also resign due to increasing stress factors. High staff turnover also encourages more employees to quit. Also, you may not find a replacement very soon.

Hence, it is essential to meet the expectations of your staff. MyTek can help you with superior technical services, making your workplace stress less severe. We also offer solutions that help you better balance your staff and business needs. For more information, call us at (623) 312-2440.

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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