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40 Common Problems We Have Identified That Cause Bad Business


How Many Are You Experiencing?
  • 1
    Being busy is a badge of honour
  • 2
    Bad strategy
  • 3
    Even worse...No strategy
  • 4
    Not every member of your company can recite the company strategy
  • 5
    Each team having an independent strategy and does not join up
  • 6
    Bad leadership
  • 7
    Back to back meetings as the norm
  • 8
    No trust
  • 9
    Perks are seen as culture
  • 10
    Management and HR teams not connected with their people
  • 11
    Forced & unproductive one to ones
  • 12
    When one person's views or time outweighs the many
  • 13
    Problem solving and ideation always end with the same “ideas”
  • 14
    Getting the project out vs being proud of good work
  • 15
    One decision maker
  • 16
    Constant fear to make a decision
  • 17
    Constant asking for permission (to make a decision, to organise a meeting etc)
  • 18
    Employees knowing something is wrong without being able articulating it
  • 19
    Reactive over proactive - Reactive to what others are doing vs proactive in delivery
  • 20
    Bombarded with notifications
  • 21
    Over communication
  • 22
    Obsessed by what competitors are doing, without any focus on your own delivery
  • 23
    When things never change (internally)
  • 24
    Brand police over brand coaching  
  • 25
    No employee development
  • 26
    No onboarding to management teams
  • 27
    Everything is urgent
  • 28
    No coaching or mentoring
  • 29
    Away days are escape from work
  • 30
    Micromanagement
  • 31
    Lack of shared and centralised knowledge
  • 32
    Non connected goals - Non joint up OKRs
    (driven by silos)
  • 33
    Culture of living out of your inbox
  • 34
    Death by PowerPoint edits
    (or by Excel updates)
  • 35
    Company built on unknown knowns
    (never sharing knowledge or just one person seems to know what is going on)
  • 36
    Me Over We - That one person holding all the "knowledge"
  • 37
    That's not my job answers
  • 38
    Thank you has turned into a emoji or gif reaction, not an in person thank you
  • 39
    Company wide thank you and celebratory email chains
  • 40
    Working late and sending late emails is celebrated

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1. Create a list of the problems mentioned you are experiencing
2. Prioritise your list
3. Grab a colleague or member of your managment team and recommend suggestions to fix
4. Reach out for assistance
Help your team by being proactive and offer suggestions. One problem, two solution framework will help.
If you are struggling once you have created your list, please reach out.
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Don't allow your issues become bigger than it today!


Create your list, prioritise and reach out to colleagues, fellow management team members or HR for support.
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