Stop With The Excuses

Nothing makes me crazier then leaders who throw their hands in the air and say that because their company isn’t a technology start-up there really isn’t any way for them to create a great culture. They say things like, “Well, we’re in the X industry and it’s a known fact that turnover is high” or “We have hourly call-center employees so we have to have a lot of policies and treat them like children. Otherwise, they wouldn’t actually get anything done.”

These are nothing more then excuses. There are moving companies, call-centers, and fast food chains all over the country being recognized for their great cultures. All of them have hourly employees, none of them are technology start-ups.

I’ve found that companies that use these excuses are the same ones who justify every employee who voluntarily leaves by saying they weren’t very good employees in the first place. It’s a cop-out.

Editors Note: Marisa is a leadership coach, management trainer, and motivational speaker on all things Culture and Engagement.  She has helped lead the culture and engagement initiatives at two nationally recognized great places to work; Rackspace as Culture Maven and Modea as Talent Manger. Today Marisa consults, coaches, and leads seminars for organizations looking to increase productivity by focusing on management training and employee engagement.

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About Marisa

Marisa Keegan is a leadership coach, trainer, and HR consultant for quickly growing organizations who are passionate about strengthening their employees, their brand, and their culture. She has helped lead the HR, culture, and engagement initiatives at two nationally recognized great places to work; Rackspace as Culture Maven and Modea as Talent Manger. She is an author at Fistful of Talent and Culture Fanatics. Marisa has her Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology and currently lives with her husband and twin boys in Richmond, Virginia.
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