Next-Generation Strategies – Deal with the Bad Apples

By Tom Davidson

Strategy #8 for Motivating and Mobilizing the Next Generation

Deal with Bad Apples – Confront poor performers ASAP. Your best young people resent their being “carried” by the organization and your middle-of-the road ones will emulate bad habits/behaviors. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Clarify workplace expectations, emphasizing not only the “what” but the “how” requirements
  2. Use due-diligence performance management methods and set up performance plans so they correct their behavior or “fire themselves”

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