News Release (WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- According to a new study by Leadership IQ, 87% of employees say that working with a low performer has made them want to change jobs. 93% of employees say that working with a low performer has decreased their productivity. But only 14% of senior executives say their company effectively manages low performers. And only 17% of middle managers say they feel comfortable improving or removing low performers.
As someone who travels across the county teaching such topics as How To Deal With Unacceptable Employee Behavior...this is no new news; however, the stats confirm what I hear in the field.
Ok....these are just really loooow stats. These are compelling statistics for management training and a successful protocol for companies to implement. Most companies have no tangible plan to manage this part of their human resources and managers get few training on it. Many have told me from the field that many times they just don't know how to handle it and therefore, it continues. Additionally, when attending an independent, public seminar, their attempt to implement what they've learned when they return in many cases is not supported! What a dilemma!!
A few years back there was a study released through The Future Foundation -- The Hidden Cost of Poor People Management. Look at that costs and measure it against the activity within your company. Where is your company at? Remember -- no action continues to cost you.