A large percent of employees are acutely aware that their manager is unhappy with their performance, but they couldn’t tell you what they were doing wrong or how they were going to change. Why is there such a disconnect between an employee wanting to improve and their ability to make it happen.
David Maxfield, vice president of research at VitalSmarts and co-author of “Influencer: The Power to Change Anything.” offers some powerful thoughts on this based on research conducted for his new book. Things such as:
- Focus on the right stuff. Top performers contribute to tasks essential to the organization’s success. They earn direct access to critical tasks that the company values.
- Invest in professional development. New habits require new skills. Help employees actively develop the skills of a top performer through training, workshops or books.
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