Why won’t my employees produce?

Cornerstones of Success

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I have worked with many managers and executives who struggle with understanding why their staff are not meeting productivity goals.  They wonder if they are motivating them in ways that create urgency, yet support a healthy work environment.  My experience has helped me deduce three reasons why an employee may not be meeting their expected goals in any business.

1.  Knowledge/Understanding –  The employee has the skills necessary to complete the assignments or tasks; however, don’t understand what is expected.  He or she lacks information and knowledge that support them in completing the assignment or meeting the goal.

We all have been in a situation where we have been given a task from upper management that deems overwhelming or challenging to us.  We know that we have the skills necessary to complete the assignment as a whole; however, may feel confused by the end result expectation.  We are not…

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