I have a new manager who insists on time sheets to record every daily duty (even phone calls). Filling out the sheet takes time away from my busy schedule. I always work later than my hours and often arrive early but recently I was 2minutes late as there was a burst water main and the road was blocked. He commented that I was late and I replied I’d stayed 30 mins later to finish work the day before but he said that doesn’t count as I wasn’t asked to do so!! I now (along with most of my team) never start work early and leave dead on my finish time. Some colleagues sit in their cars until they start work. How do I show this controlling man the results of his actions, ie. that he has significantly reduced the productivity of his team by his actions? All good will has gone, the team are miserable and our work is suffering. All suggestions welcome
It sounds very much like he would benefit from a KinderWorks workshop! Unfortunately it comes down to mindset and often it’s people’s insecurities that are making them react and behave in a certain way. Historically in business, people seem to feel like the more authoritative they are, the better results they get. We now understand how important people are to organisations and how the need to keep people happy and motivated is the difference between a business thriving and a business staying static. In terms of practical advice, I would go to his line manager and raise these issues and how it makes you7 feel and impacts your working day. If still nothing changes, I would consider moving to a new place that appreciates what you do.
I realise he is controlling as he’s not confident in his ability to manage and I’m sorry to say there’s no way he would attend a workshop as, to him, that would be admitting he’s doing something wrong. I really don’t why I should be the one to leave but sadly it looks like the only option
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