Why Employees Resist Work? – Part 2

Employees keep facing conscious and sub-conscious dilemmas on job which remain unheard and unknown to employers.

It is high time now for employers to read those dilemmas by observation and learn to resolve them.

To be precise, following are the broad categories of reasons of employee dissatisfaction and consequent killing of time:

  • Employer’s insensitivity towards personal problems of employees.
  • Blatantly ignoring the need of employee to have more subordinates.
  • Lack of promotions with increase in experience (most obvious factor). More so, on top of this, appointment of new staff on higher positions instead of appointing the old staff based upon their capabilities creates even worse situation by creating environment of negative competition.
  • Lack of appreciation on small-small acts of employee like coming to office on a holiday only for work.
  •  Uneven distribution of work amongst employees.
  • Unhealthy competition between employer and employee. Employers should learn that their dedication towards organization can never be matched with that of employees’ because the return for any employer and employee differ. The ownership of company does not lie with employee but with employer so it is a natural thing that the level of dedication and creativity amongst both would always differ.
  • Disrespect– This keeps creating constant rift in sub-conscious mind which keeps piling up over time and ultimately takes over conscious acts.

There are innumerable other reasons which keep evolving with time, however to start with, at least the above given should be worked on mandatorily.

Regular informal and humorous conversation with employees will eventually lead to higher employee retention.

In a study published in a leading newspaper, it was found that nearly 32% employees left their job due to low salary. This proves that salary is not the only thing which employees look for. There are other reasons as well like unsatisfactory work culture.

In order to truly start working towards removing such barriers, employers first need to understand that they can reach a win-win situation. Organization’s loss becomes employees’ loss because their capabilities get wasted and potential remains untapped if they do not work well. On the other hand, if the organization grows, its employees also prosper, provided employer learns to trickle down the effect of prosperity so that it can reach the latter.

So, instead of maintaining a rift between individual and organization’s goal, employers should try and build a bridge between them.

Bhavya Taneja
Bhavya Taneja
Bhavya Taneja is a Practicing Company Secretary, speaker on various academic and non-academic topics and a writer. She has an experience of 8 years as a professional and 5 years as a faculty of Economics. She has authored a book of quotes called 'Crisp Talkings' and is actively involved in social welfare activities as well.

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