Firing employees is not always necessary
Firing employees is not always necessary

Are you dealing with one or more underperforming employees? If so, you are not to be envied, as this brings a lot of negative energy. Undoubtedly, you are struggling with how to discuss your concerns in order to resolve the situation.

These team members are far from proactive, are mostly negative, and shirk their responsibilities. Naturally, you want to prevent these individuals from permanently spoiling the team's atmosphere. This inevitably leads to less job satisfaction for everyone, affecting their attitude and motivation, resulting in significantly lower productivity.

In many companies, there is insufficient attention to 'problem cases', and intervention often comes too late. People may think that behavior is within the norm if there is no corrective action to indicate otherwise. But have you ever considered whether the observed behavior aligns with your company's core values?

Core values guide the behavior you expect from your employees. When this is clear to the entire team, other team members will spontaneously address those exhibiting undesirable behavior. Thus, the team itself becomes the correcting force. This happens because the parameters of desired behavior are explicitly defined within your company.

Experience shows that many companies have not explicitly defined their core values. This is a missed opportunity, as it's part of your company's DNA. By clearly defining the expected behavior of your employees, it's easier to address deviations. In other words, you've created a preventive measure that helps manage your team's productivity, at least in this aspect.

So, it's better to prevent than to cure, and in this way, you delegate some of your responsibilities to your team. For optimal operation, ensure that your organization is well-structured across the board. And this doesn't have to happen all at once; it's best done step by step. This approach can often prevent the need to dismiss employees!

Over de schrijver
Entrepreneurs take risks and are incredibly important for our economy. Unfortunately, a good balance between work and private life is often lacking. It is precisely this that drives Paul Joore to have a positive impact on the lives of entrepreneurs and contribute to their success. Paul is the ambitious founder of the online Route ICR platform for successful entrepreneurship. He is also the author of the entrepreneurship book ‘Succesvol groeien doe je zo!’ (Successful Growth, How to Do It!). "I believe in setting seemingly unattainable goals. Challenging oneself, innovating, and constantly improving. Supported by a well-structured organization." Paul has tens of thousands of flight hours in the business world, with a background as an entrepreneur, coach, interim manager, and former chartered accountant. Always focusing on realizing challenging goals as effectively and efficiently as possible: in other words, being successful through being inControl, in the entire process from true ambition to result. This only works by thinking, planning, and acting from a goal-oriented structure. In the SME sector, there was a lack of knowledge and experience in this area, and well-thought-out solutions were not available. Therefore, Paul decided to create this himself. In many SME businesses, the 'madness of the day' reigns. As a result, entrepreneurs are not inControl when it comes to achieving goals, let alone challenging ones. Therefore, they also do not realize their true ambition. Worse, for many, this ambition is not even crystal clear. And how can you work towards a goal without having a real one? Logically, there can also be no balance between work and private life. And no balance means no rest. So, the Route ICR web app helps entrepreneurs and teams to be inControl in the entire process from ambition to result. With the ICR "InControlRating" of your business as a growth compass. Very clear and handy to know through one number how your business is and will be doing. So you know whether you will achieve your goals and be successful from this starting point. And if the score is disappointing, you also know what to work on to improve. This way, you gradually work towards a better balance in your life, feel good about yourself, and have a positive mindset! Are you curious? You too can experience the Route ICR web app for 14 days free of charge, without obligations!
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