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3 Ways Poor Performance Affects Your Team

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Why is my team not performing well? What happened to the morale? Where did the success go? Do you find that you are asking yourself any or all of these questions?

If so, you may have a poor performer lurking in the group. Poor performance by a single contributor can greatly affect the performance of the team as a whole. While this may seem extreme, it’s true! Just one person can destroy the team’s morale in an instant.

Effective teams require group cohesion, collaboration, and actively engaged members to reach their goals and contribute to a successful and productive team. Because the poor performer can greatly affect your overall team performance and the attitude of other members, it is best to identify them and act quickly.

We do not mean that you should terminate the individual and assume that the problem will go away. Rather, you must act quickly to put a plan in place to coach and rehabilitate the individual.

In allowing the poor performer to stay without taking corrective action, you risk losing your high performers. Due to other team members having to pick up the slack or take on the additional responsibilities of that poor performer. Even more, they may leave simply because the manager continues to tolerate the poor performance.

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How Poor Performance Affects Your Team

Along with many others, there are 3 highly visible ways that poor performance can affect your team:

Lowered Productivity

Attitude and positivity are major contributors to maintaining good work performance. A good manager will work with each team member to stay upbeat and identify reasons why things aren’t going so well.

Reduced Quality of Work

Good observation and monitoring will help identify the quality of what your employees put into the job. Poor performers care less about their role, thus contributing to a reduced quality of work. Unfortunately, these poor performers can influence the newer employees, creating a culture of poor work ethic and performance.

Decreased Morale in the Workplace

Decreased morale is different than just not having a good attitude. Signs of decreased morale include bickering, insubordination, and unsupportiveness, among others. As a manager or CEO, you must watch for this type of behavior and utilize your performance reviews for support.

Unfortunately, many managers leave poor performance unaddressed by simply thinking the problem will go away on its own. Allowing the poor performer to continue not only affects the immediate workgroup but can greatly affect the bottom line of the organization as well.

When any of the signs listed above become visible within your team; it is time to identify the at-risk employee and act fast. Otherwise, you risk your leadership being questioned as well as lowered productivity and potential lowered profits.

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