You wake up in the morning and know it’s a day when you have to have a tough conversation. Let’s face it, there are five ga-billion other things you’d rather do.
Before you go rescheduling that meeting, here are just a few reasons NOT to avoid it one more day.
Team performance suffers
Unaddressed problems can lead to long-term issues like a decrease in overall team performance. And that’s more difficult to resolve later on.
If people don’t feel like they can rely on their colleagues or managers to have open and honest discussions, they may become suspicious or resentful.
Resentment can lead to a toxic work environment where people hold grudges and negative feelings toward one another.
What could have been a minor issue can turn into a larger conflict that requires more time and energy to resolve. Who has time for that?
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