Enron Mail

Subject:The Adizes Way to Manage in Difficult Times
Date:Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:27:41 -0700 (PDT)

In this uncertain world, how do we set priorities? The Wall Street Jo=
urnal posed this issue in its September 25th edition: "Managing Employee=
s who are both traumatized and experiencing a sea change in their attitude=
s toward their work poses immediate and long-term challenges for bosses. In=
the next few weeks, bosses must ask themselves what level of performance t=
hey can expect of employees who have been deeply shaken by the Sept. 11 ter=
rorist attacks. And over the coming months, they must figure out how to fos=
ter both teamwork and commitment among those they supervise -- qualities th=
at will be crucial for coping with the deepening economic downturn and figh=
t against terrorism." "....many are having difficulty giving full attent=
ion to their jobs. Managers are apt to encounter employees who can't focus =
on jobs that now seem to them insignificant or even frivolous. Concern abou=
t family, friends, national security and the political uncertainties that l=
ie ahead are taking precedence over old preoccupations." People are balanc=
ing lifestyle and workplace priorities as never before. Managers can help e=
mployees, and even themselves, through this change with a better understand=
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of these changing priorities within your team. We invite you to take thre=
e minutes to experience the power of our online course by understanding you=
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oducer) will probably change the balance in favor of the job in a while. So=
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