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Equally important is maintaining the best work
environment. Littauer's book explains how to get the most
from each employee by recognizing each one's personality and
how they respond best. Occasionally you will find that one
personality does not work well with any of the others in your
office. Using the baseball metaphor, you can have an all-star
player but if he doesn't play well with others, he will bring the
entire team down. The entire environment will improve when
that person is released to play for somebody else. You may lose
a star player, but the entire team will work better and you could
have a breakout star waiting in the wings.
Keeping the right personnel around can be difficult.
Sometimes the staff you want to stay will want to leave and
those you wish would leave will hang around long enough
to frustrate you. For the former, it is amazing to discover the
reason they are leaving. Gary Chapman explains in his book,
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace that "…the
number one factor in job satisfaction is not the amount of pay
but whether or not the individual feels appreciated and valued
for the work they do." Chapman explains five ways to express
staff member appreciation that make them feel valued. In T he
Energy Bus , author Jon Gordon tell us, "It's not easy to deal