Let’s start this discussion with a question. As manager of your team, you are responsible for addressing poor performance among your team members. To whom are you most responsible for addressing these performance issues?

A. Your company’s owners through the board of directors

B. Your employee because he must know he needs to improve and the consequences if not

C. Your employee’s colleagues because their performance suffers as a result

D. Yourself because your team’s performance drives your own performance

My guess is your answer would be E, all of the above, if that was included. This question and its many possible responses open one’s eyes to all of the parties who are affected when ...

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