by Laurie Gungel
“Low performers can feel like emotional vampires, sucking
the energy out of everyone around them,” explains Mark Murphy,
CEO of Leadership IQ. “It’s a great misnomer that low
performers’ major problem is technical incompetence. While
some lack skills, most low performers are so identified because
of a difficult attitude.”
A recent study by Leadership IQ found that when people work with
a low performer:
say it makes them want to change jobs
say it has decreased their productivity.
of senior executives say their company effectively manages
17% of middle managers say they feel comfortable improving
or removing low performers.
makes someone a “low performer”?
employees were asked to list five characteristics that define
a “low performer”. Their responses, listed
in order of importance were:
my February 19th presentation to the Freeport Noon Rotary, I
talked about “Managing Workplace Negativity”,
and reported that
US companies lose about $3 billion a year to the effects of negativity
in the workplace.
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