Four tips to get slow employees working | SupportBiz

Human Resources

Four tips to get slow employees working

Employees who are slow in their work can have several detrimental effects on your business. Slow work by a few employees means a decline in overall productivity, missed deadlines, loss of morale and monetary losses.

SupportBiz lists four tips to get slow employees on track with the others in your organisation.

Determine causes

Have a detailed discussion with employees who are slow, and try to determine the reasons behind their low productivity. There could be several reasons behind an employee being slow in his/her work: lack of availability of tools necessary for work, low motivation, lack of interest in the job, lack of co-operation from other employees or lack of clear instructions. They might also be facing personal problems, which might be diverting their focus from work.

Once you are able to determine why a certain employee is slow in his/her work, you can take corrective measures accordingly.

Discuss expectations

Discuss clearly your expectations with such employees. Tell them, in no uncertain terms, about what you expect from them in terms of timelines and amount of work done. Express faith in their abilities in doing the said work within the specified time limits.

Set immediate deadlines

Instead of setting distant deadlines for slow employees, set ones that are more immediate. For instance, if you require a certain project to be completed by an employee over a period of three weeks, you can give him/her three deadlines of a week each to complete progressive parts of the entire task. Setting deadlines that are more immediate will create a sense of urgency among the employees, and inspire them to work harder towards reaching the deadlines.

Give fewer options

Giving an employee too many options - in terms of ways to achieve a certain task - might make him/her confused about the right direction to take. This will, in turn, slow down work. Instead, reduce the number of options that you provide to employees. Provide them with just enough options to give them freedom of choice and motivate them.


Submitted by fgdfgcvcai on August 20, 2013 - 12:41 jordan shoes christian louboutin true religion retro jordan shoes louis vitton outlet michael kors christian louboutin air jordan jordan shoes louis vuitton louis vuitton michael kors christian louboutin christian louboutin retro jordan shoes air jordans louis vuitton air jordans true religion jeans louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton louis vuitton louis vuitton outlet michael kors air jordan shoes true religion outlet louis vuitton jordan shoes retro jordans true religion outlet air jordans cheap jordans cheap jordans christian louboutin louis vuitton michael kors

Submitted by coachbag on September 09, 2013 - 07:23

People will feel that they are trying, in fact,coach store online, many times, we are not working hard,, because a lot of people,monster beats outlet online, are doing some repetitive work,, or even useless work,north face outlet online, because many of us,, do not have a clear goal, because we only know that, saving money today with today, as tomorrow we need to do,, put their own lives raised to look like,gucci shoes outlet online, what level raised to,coach outlet online usa, so we make more people,mcm backpack outlet, in unnecessary waste of time,, we spend more of their own people time,ralph polo outlet, so many of our people,coach factory store, to the old when we come to regret his life, what is not done,, nothing too hard,, We can calm heart qi do something,michael kors outlet usa, say something, because we can change ourselves,michael kors outlet online, and we can restrain ourselves, we just need to speak clearly articulate their thoughts, because we can provision roaring back, I can calm,, we can notice of management, we can also gentle,north face jackets outlet, we can speech, such as spring, we can speech as a summer,coach purses outlet, breeze buddha extraordinary hearts,, In fact,coach factory outlet online, what we can,louis vuitton shoes outlet, because we are rational animals,, we have the wisdom of life, we can change their everything.