4 Common Hurdles That Limit Employee Performance

March 10, 2014
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Creating an environment that engages and motivates your employees to the highest level possible is a priority for every executive, manager and HR department. However, like many high-value priorities, this can be easier said than done. In some cases, clear but seemingly unsolvable issues hold companies back. In others, simply diagnosing the problem can be elusive.

It is important to remember that there are several variables that impact the performance level of your team. Among these, the most obvious is talent. That said, exceptional talent alone isn’t enough, as even your highest fliers will need to be nurtured. On the other hand, the ideal workplace environment can help an employee at any level raise their game.

Beyond your people, there may be several stumbling blocks holding your company back from reaching its highest potential. Here are four hurdles that you might not have realized are standing in your way.

  • Inefficiencies. Outdated and inefficient reporting and meetings can be a massive waste of time and a drag on morale.
  • No communication. A lack of understanding of where the team is heading and why can lead your team to make bad decisions. Even worse, it can result in your employees heading in difference directions.
  • Limited motivation. Competitive paychecks alone aren’t enough to keep your workforce consistently pushing above and beyond.
  • Lack of feedback. Annual reviews keep your employees in the dark about their performance for much of the year.

Do any of these challenges sound familiar? Download our tipsheet, 6 Ways to Build a High Performance Culture, and get your team on the right path.

 

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