Power Post – Leave Your Personal Life at the Door

How many times have you heard this phrase?  How many times have you (read here => Isaid this phrase?  Could there possibly be a more ridiculous statement than, “leave your personal life at the door?”  I think not.

Consider what you’re actually saying to your employees when you use this line of baloney:

– “Stop thinking and feeling about the most important people in your life”
– “Stop trying to balance your focus on work and the needs of your family and friends”
– “Stop being a real person, and submit to a zombie-like adherence to ‘the company’s goals”

But wait, it gets better.  Asking employees to leave their personal life at the door also implies that as they walk into your building, a sudden metamorphosis will occur and their ability to remain human will stop.  Their emotional system will shut down and they will stop caring for others (unless the company [read here => you as their supervisor] has told them to “care” for a particular customer.)

Is that the message we really want to send to our employees?

I’d love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

pic courtesy of Synch Health