Are these work tasks helping people thrive, or are they actually languishing?

Hi there and welcome. It’s Kerstin Jatho here, a transformational coach who shifts people from languishing to flourishing. In today’s video, I want to talk to you about aligning employees with tasks.

In the traditional way, people would start working for an organisation with very fixed work tasks to work on. However, as time went on, they would receive extra work tasks added to them, but never was that documented in their actual job description. So, there would be a misalignment to what the job description is, and the tasks an individual actually does. This is now even further being complicated through the hybrid workplace because not everybody now thrives on their work tasks. Not being able to connect with their teams has made certain work tasks perhaps a little bit more difficult for people to perform.

As a leader, your primary objective is to make sure that your team is thorough. Which means going back and looking at all of their work tasks in the hybrid workplace. Are these work tasks helping people thrive, or are they actually languishing? If you can identify tasks that are not working for specific individuals, then you can consider if you can realign them to somebody else, or can you upskill them?

I know it’s another component that needs more of your time, and involves more meetings as you need to also discuss it with the team. But in the end, you are actually maximising performance because you are making sure that each team member is working at their best, using their strengths, and thriving. And that is what it’s all about.

Isn’t it to really help team members thrive and perform? And often what one person doesn’t like doing the next person loves to do, especially in the hybrid workplace. Plus, it’s always a good order to actually revisit people’s work tasks on an annual basis to make sure that what they do is what’s on their work contracts.

Over to you for sharing your comments and experiences.

In the hybrid workplace, what new work tasks have been added to your daily duties?

About the Author: Kerstin Jatho

Kerstin is the senior transformational coach and team development facilitator for 4Seeds Consulting. She is also the author of Growing Butterfly Wings, a book on applying positive psychology principles during a lengthy recovery. Her passion is to develop people-centred organisations where people thrive and achieve their potential in the workplace. You can find Kerstin on LinkedIn, Soundcloud, YouTube and Facebook.

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