The business environment over the past few years has been challenging. In some cases low morale and lack of motivation has left us with underpeforming employeees.
Your staff members are the key to your success, and motivation affects employee performance that ultimately affects the departmental objectives. Only satisfied employees lead to satisfied customers.
In addition to lack of motivation there are other reasons smart employees underperform in the workplace.
Why Smart Employees Underperform, 6 Hazards to Avoid:
- Inadequate capability
- Poor job fit
- Fuzzy goals and accountabilities
- Poor relationship with manager
- Poor relationship with co-workers
- Health and wellness issues
Many people fall into the trap of choosing a profession or job that isn’t a good fit. Skills can be taught, but behaviors are much more difficult to change. It is important to understand a person’s innate behaviors and interests when trying to match him or her with the right job. To create an accurate job match from the start we recommend hiring systems such as Profile XT™ Assessment Tools. These Job Match Patterns are effective because they compare the qualities of your job candidates to the attributes of your most productive employees. The patterns tell you whether candidates are like or different from your top performers.
If a manager doesn’t provide a job description or S.M.A.R.T goals, the employee may be left unclear of their daily responsibilies and how they tie back to the company’s financial goals. Setting and tracking SMART goals helps your employees focus on what is most important to your business, and clear accountabilities help ensure that the work gets done with minimal conflict. Managers and employees who understand each other’s preferred styles will better understand how to communicate and work together effectively.
Conflict between interdependent employees or groups emerges because they are unclear about business objectives, priorities, and deadlines, as well as processes and resources for delivery.
Approximately $260 billion in output is lost each year in the US because of health-related problems.
Whether they are absent from work altogether, or present but working at a reduced capacity, employees suffering from physical or mental illness have difficulty performing at their peak. Education and encouragement of—healthy living, focusing on overarching lifestyle changes may help to decresss poor health and increase productivity.
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