This week's Fierce Resource was originally published on Inc.com and written by Rebecca Borison.
Want to Make Your Employees Happy? Ask Them to Do Something Hard reveals a difficult, and not so simple challenge: How do you keep your employees engaged? The answer... more complex assignments where your people are actively solving a problem. It isn't rocket science and when they find the solution and share it, they can end the day with a sense of accomplishment.
What assignments can you delegate to your team to promote development? What will this do for morale?
"As a leader, you should look out for the following signs to determine when employees are ready for a new challenge: Everything they manage has run smoothly for a while; when they encounter a problem they quickly find a solution; they try to fix other problems at the office from different departments; and they've become inexplicably negative. If you notice an employee who fits this description, it's probably time to assign them a new challenge."
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