What Do Manager’s Want From Employees:
If I were to sum up this question in one word, it would have to be Dedication. The dictionary’s version of this word is quite simple, devotion to something….This is such a powerful emotion and as a manager you can certainly feel dedication. Employees first need to be dedicated to themselves; not everyone is in the job/career of their choice. At times people just settle. No matter what the profession there are many settlers. It seems more and more this is the case, especially with today’s economic environment. Jobs are scarce, money is tight and some people just take whatever job they can, just to make ends meet. Although some people are in jobs that are not their number one choice there must be a level of dedication, this would evoke so many additional traits.
Think about it, a dedicated employee, is usually eager to please. They want to have satisfaction for themselves, yet they also want to satisfy the manager they work for and ultimately the company. With dedication, they will develop pride. Pride in the work that they accomplish, especially if they receive recognition from their managers. Their peers will admire them and some will try to mirror their efforts.
Dedication, satisfaction and pride will evolve into one happy employee. That is ultimately what many manager’s want from their employees, is for them to be happy. If you work in a service industry there is a saying, Happy Employee, Happy Customer. So true. Being happy is contagious; you really can’t keep it to yourself.
So yes, as manager’s we want the dedicated employee, however we want our employees to be happy. Thus will begin the circle, the piece that is necessary to run any type of business. So much starts with the dedicated employee, that is only the beginning.
Lois A. Velardo
Assistant Vice President