When you and your team are burning the midnight oil, is there one employee who, well, isn’t there at all? Have you ever managed someone who consistently fails to meet your expectations? No matter how you said it and what support you give?
Most every manager has faced this challenge head on: putting a direct report on a PIP or a performance improvement plan. This is a structured, documented process that helps you and the employee lay out what actions must be taken and what behaviors must change in order for the employee to remain employed. As you consider each of your team members and your goals for 2011, if one employee has consistently failed to meet the minimal level of effort, it’s time to consider a Performance Improvement Plan.
© Leila Bulling Towne 2010