TRIPLE III TIME: Problem Employees & Time Management

One of the more “traditional” challenging leadership issues is dealing with Problem Employees & Time Management.  Too often leaders spend way too much of their time exclusively dealing with one or a couple of employees who always seem to be adverse to the benefits of teamwork and setting a positive, progressive workplace example.

You know what I mean.

During my role as a Director, I would make it a major priority to share my time with co-workers on the most equal level as possible.  Understandably there were times when problem employees required more time than was appropriate and truly, I felt the twinges of unfairness of attention to the rest of the gang who were on the job and doing their best everyday…EVERYDAY!  And it was only by making time management a priority in this area that I believe I attained a pretty good balance of attention to all personnel.

The bottom-line for this TRIPLE III TIME:  Problem Employees & Time Management message is to encourage all leaders/managers in all companies or organizations to prioritize time management among staff.  This means:  (1) avoiding allowing problem employees to maximize your time, (2) not enabling problem employees to draw your energy away from cool, new ideas and only focusing on negative issues and, (3) consistently “short-changing” the majority of your workers of your supportive and creative time

Quality time management on its own is an everyday challenge in all work/life situations.  Is it easy to accomplish…no?  But by making it a major priority in your role as a leader…you will attain the support and appreciation of those most important.


About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on July 22, 2022, in LEADERSHIP - ALWAYS!. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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