Dealing with Unproductive Employees!

Dealing with non-performing employees!
Dealing with unproductive employees!

Dealing with unproductive employees! If you are a business owner who has a weak manager, deal with it. Even though the rest of the managers may be talented and productive, the unproductive manager usually does not improve. Typically what happens is the stronger managers start declining down to the weakest manager’s level. Either the other managers slow down their production, or they leave the company. Frustration builds with the other managers because the owner has not dealt with the weak manager’s poor performance.

Dealing with unproductive Employees – I have witnessed this in companies where there are dominant, high-quality, productive employees. Other employees didn’t care and did the minimum. Unless the owner acknowledges the weak manager and fixes the problem, the situation usually gets worse. The owner should reward the value staff and weed out the poor performers. If he does not deal with the problem, the productive employees will eventually feel unappreciated for working hard. The productive employees will progressively slow down to the unproductive pace or leave the company. It is the business owner responsible and accountable for the resolution of this problem.

The owner must deal with unproductive employees, or the company will suffer or even fail.

Dealing with unproductive employees. The best way to handle non-performing managers is to meet and discuss the problem with the manager. An owner needs to provide the manager with direction on how to improve his performance. He should regularly monitor the progress with a deadline for when the poor performance must improve. The owner must document the issues in case the problem leads to termination. The person’s personnel file should document written details, including dates, times, of the meetings with the owner. The record should document the reasons for the termination. A labor attorney should review this information to reduce the legal exposure of the terminated employee.

My name is Robert Curry. I am an Author, CEO Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Turnaround Specialist. Over the past 20 years, I worked with more than 70 companies taking their businesses from Loses to Profits.

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I am Bob Curry, an author, and owner of CEO Results Coaching. It is incredible how often we hear a similar message and experience the same issues from new clients. Owners/CEOs feel like they are on an island with no one to turn to for advice. Unfocused employees are draining the company of its energy and funds, and sales teams have forgotten how to close deals. These clients say, in a desperate tone, “Bob, this just isn’t what I envisioned.” Our role is to refocus their efforts, so they can resurrect the original passion and vision that motivated them to start their company. The results, sales, and profits increase sales and profits, plus the ability to manage growth successfully.