Below standard performance, and dealing with it, is one of the biggest headaches for any organisation. Here is a list of 7 things which account for poor performance.
Effective leaders maximize employee potential. The product of effective leadership is committed people who are very competent. But how is this achieved?
Put simply, leadership is really about cultivating people who are mature enough to take full accountability for their own contribution.
The thematic, which is our driving force at Schuitema, may be summarised through four kinds of key interactions: care; means; ability, accountability.
Being a leader of such stature involves a great number of things. One the essential requirements of good leadership is dealing with poor performance effectively.
Organisations must have the agenda of empowering employees and not seek to exploit them for profit. In other words organisations must seek to become platforms for creativity and progress rather than profit machines.
Accountability essentially works on a person’s intent. Accountability is the mechanism by which you address the self-serving motive which so often lies at the root of incompetency.
It should go without saying that the good leader is the one who is able to unlock excellence in his/her subordinates. The question is: How is this achieved?
Executives and managers call such an interest “micro-managing”. They feel that it is not their job to involve themselves in the job of their subordinates, their job is to ensure that the subordinates achieve the required results.
It has to be clear, however, that what we put forward as accountability is not the same thing as holding people accountable for results.