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Monday, October 10, 2005

Identifying Poor Performers - And What To Do About It

How do you work with team members - particularly those whose performance?

Performance management is about the importance of measuring and recognizing accomplishments rather than activities. To overcome performance obstacles, you need to develop elements and standards that center on what your employees achieve, not what they complete.

Improving substandard performance can be a daunting task. A one-size-fits-all solution to resolving poor employee performance does not exist. There are some common issues that result in poor performance, and ways to overcome them.

Every organization has its fair share of poor, or at least, suboptimal performers. But even though the employee may be partially responsible for the poor performance, there are other contributing factors. Some issues that directly affect the performance of employees and eventually -- the entire organization include:

  • Lack of knowledge
  • Not clearly defining performance objectives
  • Lack of support
  • Inconsistency from superiors
  • Inadequate tools
  • Not having a clear direction
For more on this topic, including what difficult questions to ask, and how to handle poor performers, check out the entire article here.

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