Until recently, Henry, Julia and Alice would outshine your other six employees. The trio set the tone for your whole department with their professionalism, commitment and high energy.
But you've started to notice that they are growing disengaged and seem uncharacteristically indifferent when you try to praise them or challenge them with fresh assignments. You've met with each of them privately--and as a group--to learn what's on their mind. To varying degrees, they each admit feeling frustrated with constant changes within your organization. They are particularly annoyed at the CEO's latest change campaign that involves replacing last quarter's objectives with a new set of confusing and ambiguous benchmarks.
You delve a bit further and learn that they're unhappy with the quality of the new hires you've brought in. They think the newcomers lack the skills to succeed. Finally, you suspect that their shared sense of job dissat...(register to read more)