Dealing with the Slacker Employee

When one employee is not pulling their weight, it can have a devastating impact on productivity, customer service, or sales. Today’s lean organizations can no longer tolerate anything less than 100% effort from all of their employees.

However, the most negative impact a “slacker” employee can have isn’t necessary organizational results – it’s the impact on that employee’s coworkers that have to work extra hard to cover for their coworker. When a manager doesn’t see this – or, chooses not to address it – morale suffers, and ultimately, good employees will either lower their own standards or quit.

Read my latest post over at Management and Leadership to find how to deal with the “lazy” employee. You might be surprised at some of the possible causes and solutions.