How to Prevent Employees From Missing Goals
By Patrick Ropella Posted 02/13/2015
More often than not, an environmental issue is the root cause for failure, not employee incompetence. Make sure employees fit well with their manager, their co-workers, and your corporate culture before they are hired.
- Prevent Conflict with Managers – Do not assign an individual needing a lot of hand holding under an overstressed supervisor who already has too many responsibilities.
- Prevent Conflict with Peers – Provide conflict and diversity training and mix up teams to let employees practice working with diverse individuals.
- Prevent Conflict in Values, Ethics, and Style - Forcing a square peg into a round hole does nothing more than frustrate the peg and damage the hole. Hire the right people.
- Prevent Skill Deficiency - Use behavioral assessment to spotlight incompatibilities before they occur. Do not only rely on resumes.