Often many employers or business owners don’t know that they are two types of employee mindsets, the job employee mentality and the driver employee mentality. And the biggest problem for most employers is, they only know and understand one side of the coin, the job mentality employee.

JOB MENTALITY EMPLOYEE

This mindset its goal at a company is to keep a job, to get a paycheck, and they can do any necessary thing in order to keep that job. They want to be so close to the boss so that favors could on their side, they can gossip, or lie, or cheat, just to be seeing they are royal to their employer when in reality all they want is to keep a job. Such create a bad name for the other employees for the sake of being close to their employer or supervisors. Moreover, this is the group that stabs fellow employees or friends in our societies. So, be on the watch if you want to join or you have a job at any company, such a mentality is deadly than a bite of a snake.   

DRIVER MENTALITY EMPLOYEES

This group is always a few in many companies. These guys are not necessary on a company for a paycheck, no; these guys often have already something they do or they have been doing, and they come in with a goal and vision to drive the business or company forward; they want to learn, want to progress and continual challenging themselves with new tasks; unlike a job mentality employee who always feel threatened by other fellow employee’s progress.

The driver mentality employee is the best to surround yourself with if you are starting a company or already there, simply because they are not necessarily there for money, but to drive your company dream forward. They make a great team and they make great managers of a company. And in addition the driver employee mentality talk less and speak louder in actions, while the other it’s the opposite.

THE BIGGEST PROBLEM

The biggest problem comes in when an employer listens too much to the job mentality employee that seeks being favored and being liked the most from the rest.

The other problem comes in when an employer starts threatening the driver mentality instead of inspiring it. Truth is the driver mentality doesn’t like being threatened, and by doing so you give it room to prepare to leave, go find somewhere else or go do their own things where they feel appreciated, feel free to express their creativity and drive ideas forward.

Do you know why companies have small creative departments and large dormant departments? It’s because most employee’s creativeness is threatened and not motivated and inspired to grow. As an employer all you have to do to a driver mentality is to trust them, motivate and inspire them, and maturely talk to them if they have made a mistake; if they don’t listen you can let them go, but they always listen, because they are drivers not followers. Let them lead the way, and or you have to do is just pitch ideas to them; they will advice, if to drive them forward or not, that’s team work mentality.  

But for the job mentality employees threaten and motivate to work harder, because more often all they are there for is a paycheck, and more often not to drive the company forward. Get to know the mentalities of the people you work around with either you are an employee or an employer.  

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Maradona Chalwe is an Educational Advocate, Promoter, Teacher, Editor, Social Worker, Researcher, Author, & Chairman & Founder: Rich Trainings Institute