Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Harnessing the social butterfly, part of Managing Employee Performance Problems (2013).
- Some people at work are so focused on their work,…sometimes, as the boss, you have to remind them…to look around and interact with others in the office.…Other people are naturally social…and look for those opportunities.…However, a small group of the socially-oriented folks…can sometimes take it too far…and become social butterflies,…who really do oversocialize at work.…Every office has at least one.…From the moment they walk in until the second…they leave, they appear to be talking.…You sometimes wonder how they get any work done.…
They talk to people at the water cooler,…the supply closet, the break room, in the cafeteria,…in the hallway, the parking lot.…Wherever there are people,…they'll find them and start talking…about work, sports, families, the new guy,…the weather, a vacation, you name it.…Most social butterflies are not aware they bother people.…They interrupt people while they're working,…and they don't think anything of it.…They'll be talking to you, and you'll look at your watch…or some other indicator that you need to go,…
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- Determining the appropriate intervention
- Defusing charged conversations
- Refocusing slackers
- Getting employees to show up on time
- Redirecting habitual complainers
- Engaging employees that always resist change
- Standing up to bullies
- Encouraging employees that can't handle feedback
- Helping people with personal problems
- Dealing with gossips
- Knowing when to say goodbye to an employee<br><br>
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