Your employees do great work—when they put their minds to it. Unfortunately, they spend much of their day chatting and socializing and squeeze in a little productivity on the side.
You’ve tried to encourage them to accomplish more each day. You’ve set ambitious targets and dangled incen-tives if they operate more efficiently. Recently, you even gave out prizes to those few individuals who completed all the items on their to-do lists each week.
Your employees rave about morale. They’ve forged a strong bond. In the last few years, they’re more thankful than ever to have their jobs. They give each other comfort and repeatedly tell you, “It’s great to work with so many people I can call my friends.”
You’re hesitant to come down too hard on them about their lack of productivity because you don’t want to jeopardize the camaraderie they’ve built. And you don’t want them to turn against you en masse.
At the same time, your boss is p...(register to read more)