ST LOUIS, MO. – One in four workers are planning to quit their job this year. Employers are pulling out all the stops to keep them. From offering four-day work weeks to remote work, to free therapy, and vacation breaks in the Hamptons. These perks are not just for the management teams but wait staff and cleaning ladies, as well.
But some experts don’t believe this is what workers really want. Employees want respect and they want to be valued. One financial expert says it’s imperative for employers and employees to know what drives you and your co-workers.
Are you a former rock star? How about a dominatrix? A black widow, the know-it-all, or the know-nothing?
“I came up with these characters as a result of going through three separate multi-billion-dollar acquisitions,” Day One Ready founder and author, Jennifer Fondrevay said.
A former Fortune 500 executive, Fondrevay said knowing the characteristics that drive your co-workers and your boss could make all the difference at work.
“People are reevaluating their job. They’re looking for meaning in their job,” Fondrevay said.
The latest Forbes survey says the number one reason people leave is a toxic culture. A dominatrix boss can be detrimental to a company.
“The dominatrix is the bully; they aren’t looking to get people’s opinions. They just are focused on the objectives. First and foremost, I say your goal is not to be this person’s friend,” Fondrevay said.
Show them every day what you bring to the team. Then there’s the know it all.
“That’s the kind of person who can squash creativity. So, the reverse of the know-it-all is the know-nothing.” she said.
The ostrich keeps their head in the sand. “That’s the person doesn’t want to deal with what’s happening.”
And what about the former rock star?
“That’s the person who is usually the hero. Everyone thinks they have the mightiest touch,” she said.
If you recognize you or a co-workers in one of these, that’s the first step to figuring out how to change or how to manage your manager.
Understanding why you are the way you are, is the first step to improving.