This is not a conversation I want to have
How many times have you put off having an awkward conversation with an employee, hoping things will improve and the problem will go away?
The reality is, this doesn’t often happen. The situation gets worse and you regret not nipping it in the bud when you had the chance.
The boss’s problem
Awkward conversations with employees are particularly difficult within small businesses.
Chances are you, the boss, work closely with your small team. Over time you get to know each other quite well; sharing a drink after work, learning about families and what’s happening at the weekend. Friendships are made.
But there will be times when awkward conversations must be had. There are several reasons why these situations arise; poor performance, bad time keeping, a resignation even personal hygiene.
That awkward conversation can’t be put off any longer.