Managers, let’s face it: tolerating ineffectiveness (such as unacceptable performance, poor employee attendance, and negative attitude) is worse than hiring the wrong person.
It is difficult to function profitably when other staff members make up for the performance deficiency of that employee whom you should have terminated long ago.
In order to avoid the entire staff and company to suffer, you must take timely action against such problem employees. The more you ignore the more difficult it will be to terminate that employee.
As managers, you must learn to be logical. Learn to let go of the feeling or desire to be loved and accepted by all those you manage.
You feel extremely uncomfortable confronting someone and so ignore it all costs. Remember, ignoring a problem does not solve it. Instead, it creates bigger problems that become an expensive affair to manage.
Communicating with the problem employee immediately when his performance drops are crucial. Always be specific and clear. In dealing with the problem employee, a final ultimatum should be issued. He should be aware that his performance is being monitored and at the end of the month or two an action will be taken.
Repeat: as effective managers, you must focus on clearly defining and communicating the organization’s goals, objectives, performance-based culture, and what is expected by each employee on a daily basis.
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Mistakes are necessary! They are normal. Progress not perfection is what you should be aiming for in your employee.
Many leaders have found it useful to confront immediately the first time a deviation occurs to avoid it from growing. Therefore, go ahead and use the following 4 techniques to correct and not punish your employees. Learn which of these 4 works best for your particular situation and use them accordingly.