Mediocrity at work is a topic that many of my clients want me to cover during their training sessions. Are you a President or Leader of your company who wants to eradicate mediocrity at work? Great! This article and video will provide a simple exercise that you can share with your team.
A new work reality is that companies reward employees for their value and not just for the amount of time that they are at the company. This was normal years ago. Your organization may still reward mediocre employees.
The video below may help you discover how to eradicate this kind of behavior so that you can reward the stars and high productive employees.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzgAHnbqf9Q[/youtube]
The best and brightest places to work know that adding value is more important then just putting in the time. I get into heated discussions about this topic from those who don’t agree with this New Work Reality.
An exercise for Leaders to Use to deal with mediocrity at work
I use this activity during my Shift Happens: Thriving in Change Programs. I ask the audience to select a partner and share why the company should keep them. Both partners respond by answering the question.
What happens after this exercise?
The answers always amaze me because there are still people who think that they deserve a raise just because they have been a loyal employee. Adding value to the company counts…not longevity! This exercise gives leaders an opportunity to address mediocrity at work.
What Leaders can do to reduce mediocrity at work
- Be very clear about expectations concerning productivity.
- When employees slack off, let them know the consequences.
- Reward the high producing individuals to keep them motivated.
- Use the above exercise to start this important dialog.
I want to hear from you!
CLICK HERE to send me your questions or concerns. How would you answer the question: Why should the company keep you? How do you deal with mediocrity at work?
Until next time,
This is Joyce Weiss, Communication Strategist and Coach
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