I was too good and soft with my employees. I was trying to build very friendly relationships with them, and took it in a way that they can dictate me what to do. Therefore I'm trying to change my attitude and behaviour to them to show that it is me who makes the decisions and pays their salaries. My super good attitude turned in a way that my employees started to dictate me what to do in a way to please their wishes. I don't mind listening to the opinions, but I'm not going to listen to what my manager think about my decisions and how I should behave for my own business.
It would be great to continue this conversation as it is extremely actual for me at the moment as I'm dealing with these problems now.
You bring up a very interesting part of the issue, krystsina, the fine line between being in control and being unkind. Sometimes in a position of authority, people mistake our necessary supervision and direction for rudeness. It's a delicate balance to keep a good relationship with your employees and also be a good boss for your company's goals.
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