So you have a personal commitment or social engagement or may be a health reason that is keeping you away from work /office today… How do you inform your Manager?
An employee taking unscheduled leave and communicating it(almost at the last minute) via a phone call or SMS is a common workplace encounter today especially for HR and Line Managers. Although, organizations today encourage quick and open communication culture, employees’ taking even more casual approach on these matters is debatable.
- For employees, it is quick, convenient and easy.
- Line Managers/Supervisors accept is in an attempt to be supportive.
- HR on the other hand is faced with the challenge of keeping the processes in place and in practice by all.
When an employee does not report at work when expected, it slows productivity. But he fails to conform to the process, it creates an environment of uncertainty and unprofessionalism. Done by one makes it doable by all.
How do you manage similar situations in your team or at workplace? Do you agree that we as employees, are getting more relaxed in our ways at work?