Many problems supervisors routinely deal with as a supervisor are the result of habits. More appropriately, bad habits. Everyone has them, and we’re constantly struggling to overcome them.
The formation of habits can be both good and bad. It’s the mind’s way of rapidly processing an enormous amount of incoming information. Through experience, we develop the ability to take mental shortcuts in dealing with the world around us, which leads to decisions made while operating on autopilot.
Here are some tips for helping employees overcome less than desirable behaviors associated with recurring habits.