Monthly Archives: January 2016

Using Accountability

Always shocked to hear a business owner express their frustration about an employee who continually underperforms or fails to meet organizational expectations. The irony here is not that the employee continues to underperform, it’s the fact the business owner allows this type behavior to continue.

Identifying weaknesses in your company can sometimes be difficult, however to allow sub-standard employee performance is embracing a known weakness that’s undoubtedly negatively impacting your other employees and your business.

Poor performing employees need to have a mutually agreed upon plan in-place for a dramatic change in their behavior/performance, or as the business owner you need to develop a plan for replacing this employee. Again, to allow the poor performance to continue is not a reflection on the employee, it’s now a reflection on you, as the business leader within the company.

Learn to be accountable to yourself, your team and your company’s success. If this is difficult for you, consider working with an Affirm Consulting business coach.