Managing poor performance on the run
At our seminars I like to ask managers to make a list of the 5 things they find most difficult about management. It’s not exactly a scientific study but the results are compelling anyway:
- Over 70% of the items listed relate to people and performance management
- Almost all (over 90%) of the performance management items are about managing poor performance and underperformance
- 48% of managers would sneak out in the middle of the night and send their poor performers to a distant planet IF they thought they could get away with it.
OK, so I made one of those up. But I bet you related to it.
Performance management is such as big issue that we wrote a comprehensive e-book as a guide for struggling managers. Of course, juggling priorities and managing time are also on that list of issues – which means managers are looking for quick answers.
This slideshare summarises the key points from Managing Poor Performance – sort of like a book summary. Well, exactly like a book summary but with pretty pictures thrown in.
If you have read the book and loved it, this is a perfect way to keep the key messages top of mind. If you aren’t sure whether you have time to read the book, try this summary first. The only thing not included is the chapter on sending poor performers into space.