Archive for July 31st, 2010

We are facing tough economic times and managers will have to start managing performance to ensure that their businesse thrive and survive.  Companies cannot coast through on auto-pilot as their customers will increasingly demand more for their money.

Retaining talent and motivating staff where possible is essential. However, sometimes you have to accept that some employees may never make the grade and will undermine the team’s morale and overall performance and drag others down to their level.

My advice would be to introduce a performance management programme over a short period (for example 1 – 3 months) and during this time you can assess which of your team members are genuinely interested in learning and improving and which are not. (more…)

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