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Scolding Employees for Their Failure is Counterproductive

Are you the type of boss who likes scolding your employees if they failed to do a great job? If yes, you need to change your attitude now. It worked in the past, but it will definitely be a disaster if you lead with that attitude in today’s work environment.

No one wants to feel dumb 

Mental health is becoming a significant issue these days, especially among younger people. The good thing is that the level of awareness is also rising, and people who have tendencies to fall into depression could find a way to get out of it. Therefore, if you have employees who care about their mental health, they will not stick with you. They will not continue working in an environment that makes them feel dumb and useless. They will instead work elsewhere, someplace where they know their boss values their work.

You might be wrong too 

You scold someone because you think the task was a disaster. However, you forget that it is only your judgement. No one else viewed the same issue that way. Therefore, it is crucial that you tone it down and be mild when giving your feedback. You can use a collaborative approach where you go through the output together and figure out the errors and what to do to improve the results. In doing so, both of you will learn, and no one gets hurt. If you immediately scold an employee and it turns out that you were wrong, it is embarrassing for you as a leader.

There are other options 

You cannot pretend that employees will stick with you forever if you are a terrible boss. As soon as they see an opening elsewhere, they will most likely grab the chance. They might even accept a job with lower pay so that they can escape from you. The worst part is that, with such a reputation, you might make other potential candidates scared to work with you. Before you know it, you might have lost tons of great employees who could have helped you succeed.

It reflects your character

You are showing how terrible your parents raised you when you cannot control your anger. It might even be a sign of a more in-depth personal issue that you need to resolve. Some employees might even feel bad that you are scolding someone else. They do not see it as a sign that you are a strong leader. Instead, they think that you have other problems and you are taking it out on your employees since you have no other means to vent.

You cannot continue this way as a leader since you are pulling the company down. Try to change your attitude and address your problems. For example, if you are trying to design pull up banners for your next marketing campaign, you need to work closely with your team, but do not get angry if you dislike the final output. Talk to each other to help improve it.


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