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5 Business Skills Every IT Pro Must Master (Collection) by Leigh Thompson, Jerry Weissman, Terry J. Fadem, Stephen Robbins, Robert Follett

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Truth 21. There’s More to High Employee Performance Than Just Motivation

Robin and Chris both graduated from college a couple of years ago with degrees in elementary education. They each took jobs as first grade teachers but in different school districts. Robin immediately confronted a number of obstacles on the job: a large class (38 students), a small and dingy classroom, and inadequate supplies. Chris’s situation couldn’t have been more different. He had only 15 students in his class, plus a teaching aid for 15 hours each week, a modern and well-lighted room, a well-stocked supply cabinet, a computer for each student, and a highly supportive principal. Not surprisingly, at the end of the first school year, Chris had been considerably more ...

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