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The Top 50 Management Dilemmas by Roger Delves, Sona Sherratt

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People who are too comfortable

When you manage a team which has achieved consistent success over several years, success can become a way of life. Keeping people motivated, challenged and driving forward may become a concern. A sign of a team that is becoming too comfortable is when they focus internally on aspects which have more to do with process and environment than with their customer-facing responsibilities. It is important to maintain drive and momentum, because a culture of comfort is not sustainable and can leave you vulnerable to both external competitive activity and internal dissatisfaction.

First, think:

  • What are the specific signs of contentment that you have picked up? Is your view shared by others?
  • What have you already done ...

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