Joined: 17 Jul 2007
|Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:35 am Post subject: Managing the unmanageable
|Employees who spend more time drinking coffee, nurfing the internet, going to lunch, calling in sick and complaining about their workload are often considered lazy. Managing lazy employees can be challenge. Sometimes the only solution is to fire the lazy employees, but often the problem can be resolved by a little creative management.
Document the situation. Keep accurate attendance records and monitor coffee and lunch breaks. Verify if work is going undone or if a propers completion is hindered by teh lazy employees lack of performance.
Comfront the employee. Once you have your evidence talk with the employee and ask them about thier absences of thier poor work performance . Fine out of there is a valid reason for what you perceive as laziness.
Establish concrete goals and timelines for the employee's performance to improve. Check with them often to see if things are improving. They need ti understand that they risk thier job if their performance does not start to meet your expectation
Encourage the employee to prioritise task and to maintain an organised work area. Sometimes an employee is just overwhelmed with what needs to be done and they end up looking lazy
Meet with the employee at the end of thetime period set out in your initial meeting. Discuss any progress that has been made and any areas that still need attention. Unfortunately, this may be the time to let the person go if no improvement has been seen.
Set up time for regular performance reviews with them employees. This ensure that they will continueto excel and will not relapse into lazy habits.