Succeeding with the Bottom 10%

I found a great article on how to succeed with the bottom 10% of your employees.

This was written by Dan Rockwell on his blog titled: Leadership Freak

Every organization has a bottom 10% of employees, leaders, and managers who perform poorly.

Your goal, if you can’t remove the bottom 10% is to maximize the situation.

Distributing poor performers throughout your organization.png

7 reasons for poor performance:

  1. Negative environments where managers are dictatorial, disconnected, or incompetent.
  2. Leadership that tolerates poor performers.
  3. No honor for high performers. Organizations that give across the board raises encourage poor performance.
  4. Lack of connection with colleagues.
  5. Lack of commitment to do well.
  6. Talent or skill deficit.
  7. Distraction because of personal issues.

Succeeding with the bottom 10%:

  1. Address it; don’t ignore it. In many ways, leaders get what they tolerate. Successful leaders address issues others ignore.
  2. Commit to building an environment that promotes and honors high achievement.
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