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No Excuses: How You Can Turn Any Workplace into a Great One by Michael Burchell, Jennifer Robin

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Chapter 5

That's Just Not My Job

One of the most consistent reasons we hear from managers as to why they cannot create or sustain a great workplace is simply because of their operating environment. Managers often share with us that they just don't believe they have enough time in the day to focus on their team. Sometimes they share that they are expected to focus their energy on other goals and initiatives that seem to have priority. Managers also say that the lack of budget or other realities are real impediments to effecting change. If you have ever thought that you face similar challenges, then you know what we're talking about. These are all facets of your firm's operating environment. And such challenges to creating a great workplace are ...

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