Re: making all employees high performers
I can completely relate to the bureaucracy item: Bog people down with so many administrative tasks that they do not have time to do actual work. When I come in every day, I have to go to a different floor where our receptionist sits and fill out a sign in sheet as to when I arrive - this is supposedly so that if there is a fire or other disaster, HR knows who is in the building, but the mangers don't have to sign in every day. HMMMM. So that's the paper time sheet, but then I have to fill in an electronic time sheet in order to get paid. If I want to take time off, I have to first fill out a paper form, get it signed by my manager, even it is for an hour, interoffice it to HR, then schedule it on a department calendar in a color coded to my LAN ID. I have a second boss, so I have to do the same on her team's shared calendar as well. Then, the day before, I have to send a list of pending items, along with a reminder to the team that I will be out. Then I record the time off in the electronic timesheet. If I give someone a loaner laptop, I have to mark it down on a white board, fill out paperwork saying which one they were given, make them sign it, then record it into a calendar. These are just examples of how EVERYTHING operates where I work - we are a satellite office and I feel as if they don't trust us, frankly.