Underperforming Employees: Are You Part of the Problem?

If you find team members slipping up at work, it helps to ask yourself certain questions before confronting them about their lackluster performance.

One of a manager’s toughest tasks is to tell an employee that his or her performance is below expectations. However, acknowledging the role you play in this person’s success is crucial to setting the stage for constructive discourse – and for motivating the employee to excel in the future.

Before you sit down with underperforming employees for a discussion, it’s wise to look carefully at your own actions as a manager, and how you might have contributed to their lackluster performance.

As a start, ask yourself these four questions: READ MORE