According to the latest studies, the average employee is delivering only 50% of what they are capable of offering to your organization. As a leader, youre frustrated by this lack of performance. Youd like to clone your high performers so you can become more results oriented like the entrepreneurial companies you see in the marketplace.
To capture the talents and potential of todays knowledge workers, you must recognize the dramatic rise in numbers of these employees. Knowledge workers are the individuals who use their brains instead of their brawn to get work done. These are the information specialists, researchers, marketing and sales experts whose talents drive the success of your business. To ensure high performance you must manage these talented individuals differently than employees of the past. Their talents can help you take your business to the top. But like a spirited racehorse, they must be handled with care.
Avoid these five deadly sins and youll capture knowledge workers discretionary energy and build enthusiasm:
#1. Focus only on whats wrong.
The no news is good news approach to leading knowledge workers is a receipt for...