In the ideal workplace, your employees have a clear understanding of their responsibilities, produce a high quality of work, provided the resources they needed to accomplish the task, and driven and motivated to perform to their best. But reality shows that this isn’t always the case. At some point, you’re going to encounter performance issues with your staff.
Underperformance is something you can recognize easily. The first thing you should take note of is their work quality. You’ll notice they’re underperforming if they’re producing unsatisfactory work outputs, avoiding responsibility or reduced productivity. Your employee might need to improve and develop the skills required for their tasks.
Another way to spot underperformance is by determining if they’re breaching work practices, procedures, and rules. If you notice them arriving late and leaving early frequently, regularly calling in sick, harassing other employees, they might be lacking morale or motivation.
Procrastination and inability to concentrate are also some indicators. Usually, this tends to happen when they’re affected by “off-the-job” issues or personal problems.
It is also important to correctly and accurately identify the problems, so you’d be able to take appropriate action. An effective performance management systems can lead to happier, more motivated and better-performing employees.
In this infographic by Healthy Business Builder, learn a few tips on how to manage underperformance in your staff.