How do I tell my boss his plan is not working?
Recently, I’ve become increasingly disturbed with a number of my female co-workers. About three months ago, the new human resource guy decided to “re-image” the company. As part of this new experiment, he went out and hired four extremely gorgeous women as outside sales representatives – none of which had any measurable sales experience at the time. Unfortunately, so far, they have accomplished very little. What they have accomplished, with astounding proficiency, is to strain customer relations, not to mention overall employee moral. After almost three months on the job, only one of them has shown an interest in being a part of the team or improving her overall product knowledge and presentational skills. The rest act as if they are on some sort of fast tract to the top. It’s as if they feel they “are” the new “image” in our “re-imaging” initiative and they can’t be touched. It’s starting to get out of control!!! Obviously, this need to be addressed. How would you proceed?
Asked By: JM - 7/13/2007
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Well, you can't address it alone, anyway. The best thing to do is in your next marketing meeting (or whatever you have), initiate a conversation with the entire group about goals and what you have reached in the past xxx months. (throwing in a time range comparable to that of the new image) I worked for a company like... More
Answered By: no1familiar - 7/13/2007
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not by you it doesnt unless you have another job waiting in the wings
Answered By: vanessa - 7/13/2007
I think the boss is the wrong person to be hiring anyone. He hired looks, not experience. Maybe the staff as a team could address it by asking questions as to what their mission is, how do they intend to accomplish it and what has the result been so far? If you keep it questions, instead of "statements", you'll keep... More
Answered By: DJ B - 7/13/2007
In a written statement like the kind you just issued, I would include a well thought out plan that can replace the one you want to change. If it doesent work or it has an adverse affect, you may want to look for a new job.
Answered By: Chase F - 7/13/2007
Ask them to pose for Playboy and leave the company.
Answered By: Hockey - 7/13/2007
well your in a dilemma aren't you? sounds like you wanted the position but were turned down, am i right? i am sure you are more than qualified for the position, but if you feel this is a major problem you will probably have to find a new job or suck it up. if you bring this up to your boss your will not only get... More
Answered By: angrybull2000 - 7/13/2007
IN a typical situation of bad business which needs to be snitched at to the boss, the way to go is facts. If you tell them "the new plan isn't working!" in a generic situation, they'll very often just dismiss you as emotional (especially if they've got their heads stuck in the sand or elsewhere... More
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