I am not used to being a manager. I am also not used to being a business owner. Today was the second day I had salaried employees working for me.
I just hired 2 new employees, one of them is working really hard and the other has been watching the cardinals game on his computer for most of the day today.
I haven't told him to stop, because I dont know if I can effectivly give negative feedback without exploding or handling the situation totally wrong.
My mentor told me to try to put a positive spin on it, and we ended up trying saying, "good job guys, (good worker) your doing really well you got 2 sales today and (bad worker) we will just need to get your call volume up and you will be closing deals too"
Any other recomendations on how I can effectively tell someone to GET THEIR BUTT BACK TO WORK without exploding or being the stereotyped "mean boss" or really the employer that the employees dont respect