Managing “Average” Employees

It can be easy to manage top performers and lower level performers by simply encouraging the good work or identifying what the problem is and drafting a solution.  But what about the people in the middle who are just coasting along and doing ok? The article, “How to Manage an ‘Average’ Employee,” by Steve Errey offers ways to help the situation.  They are…
1. Find their motivating factor- Help team members find a way to honor what is important to them.
2. Be mindful of blaming- singling out a team member will only bring down the entire group.
3. Leave the assumptions at home- Common belief that average means disappointing has no place here
“Average” performers can be a tricky situation to navigate.  Visit the article for further detail.