It’s challenging to prevent how you feel when you face your employees during a meeting especially when they failed to meet your expectations. Despite that, you can’t show how you feel. You know that showing your frustration could be counterproductive. Instead of motivating them to be better, it could go the other way. Therefore, even if you are in a difficult spot, you have to try your best to stay in control.
you feel before entering the meeting room
meeting begins, you need to find a way to express
your frustration. You can speak with a friend or shout in an empty room.
The goal is for you to reduce the tension that’s building in your heart. By the
time that you get inside the room, you won’t feel flared up anymore.
You didn’t call the
meeting to express your anger towards the employees. You did it because you
want a meaningful conversation. It helps if you have a clear agenda to help
steer the conversation. Even if you’re enraged, you will hold yourself because
you know there are more important things to discuss about.
Find something positive
Even if there’s
a significant goal that the team didn’t achieve, there could be other aspects
that you might want to show appreciation for. It might be a small thing, but at
least, it’s positive. You have to tell everyone about it so that the room won’t
be filled with negative energy.
to the next project
You have to
evaluate what went wrong with what the team before so you can avoid it in the
future. It doesn’t mean that you have to get stuck with it. You have to ensure
that you create steps to move on to the next project. You can make it up this
time and you can encourage the employees to do the same.
show rage all the time
There was a time
in the past when managers express anger inside the meeting room. Several
studies that such an attitude
towards work reduces the motivation of the employees. Therefore, you have
to learn how to hide how you truly feel. Besides, you don’t want your employees
to leave the company. Even if they failed, it doesn’t mean they are terrible
workers. They could still do better in the future, and it’s your responsibility
to bring out that side.
Imagine if you
already felt disappointed and lost hope as the leader. It would be even worse
for the rest of your team. You are responsible in encouraging everyone to stand
up again and continue fighting. Remind everyone that the failure was a minor
bump on the road, and they can do better next time.
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