During this time of low supply of available, qualified new employee candidates, it has become more challenging to misfortunately retain your current workforce.  What do I mean by “misfortunately retain” in the previous sentence?  I mean that in many cases poor work habits, excess absenteeism and less than appropriate employee attitudes are silently overlooked in today’s workplace.  In a unique, unplanned, unforeseen way…employers have sometimes assumed a position that “a poor employee is better than no employee”!

How does this scenario apply to this week’s TRIPLE III TIME message”  YOUR Words Matter?

I believe that today it is critical for leaders and managers to be more direct and honest in their product development assignments and quality of service expectations.  “Sugar coating and softening” messages in these areas should make you question yourself…how much do YOUR WORDS MATTER!  Whether your directives, instructions and /or positive action words are delivered in written, online or in-person fashion; the need for simple, specific, timely expectations should be totally clear.  In addition, it may be more unfortunately appropriate during these employee supply-demand challenge times to also include verbiage on negative consequences for non-action.  Today including consequences information in personnel communications as a necessary standard will increase the likelihood the fact that YOUR Words Matter!

Is this an example of progressive professional discomfort…Yes.  Is it an easy personnel action…No.  If applied correctly and consistently will it make a positive personnel difference…Yes.

Are there other questions?


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 August 5, 2022, in COMMUNICATION LIVES. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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