When you pay your team to do their job, you expect them to do it. Opportunities will present themselves for the team member to go the extra mile and it would be great if they took this option as well, and were recognised and rewarded for it. This does not always happen.

Very often, employers have to deal with employees who do as little as they possibly can, for as much money as they can get. And they get away with it.

Employers may have to deal with issues like this on a regular basis from a number of different employees. They tolerate it without addressing it. They do not have to and must take action quickly.

Employers have a duty to all members of their team. They have a duty to provide them with a safe environment to work in, a pay structure commensurate with the job and value of work being done. They also have a duty to issue each team member with clear instructions on what their role is, clear guidelines as to what behaviours and attitudes fit in with the company culture and they have to have a policy of policing these on a regular basis.

This is where most employers fall down.

They are very often, too busy working in the business themselves. They do not take the time to properly lead their team. They mix up delegation of roles with abdication of responsibilities. They allow employees to get progressively worse in their team and by the time this this worsening bahaviour becomes apparent, it is an epidemic.

The toleration of poor performance is a real issues. This now appears worse in an economy with close to full employment.

A fully engaged team with make you 10X profits, they will also deliver a happier working environment and will attract in like minded people. A disengaged team will cause your best employees to leave.

Have you considered this cost in your business?

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About the author,

Hi I’m Derek O’Dwyer. I have been an ActionCOACH for the last 18 years. I live in Clare and work with businesses around Ireland to take their business to the next level. I am passionate about business and providing help and advice. In the past 18 years I have worked with over 400 business owners helping them and their business. I adapt my coaching depending on what you and your business need. I find that each coaching relationship is different but as long as we understand that we have a common objective with timescales, positive things happen quickly. I am a firm believer i the concept of “what you can measure you can manage” and “what you measure you can improve”. Key performance indicators and accountability form the bedrock of my coaching platforms. If making more money from your business, working less hours in your business and having a great team running your business then it’s worth having a discussion with me. If you are willing to implement changes I will be there to help every step of the way. In terms of personal accolades and recognition I have been awarded ActionCOACH of the year in Ireland every year for the last ten years In 2019 I was inducted into the ActionCOACH Global Hall Of Fame I was global Rookie Coach of The Year in 2002 having achieved remarkable success as the first ActionCOACH in Europe. Many of my clients have also received awards from their peers for their business improvements.

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