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Your Attitude Is Showing: A Primer of Human Relations, Tenth Edition by Elwood N. Chapman, Sharon Lund O’Neil

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Individual Productivity Potentials

Each worker has a current (day-to-day, week-to-week) level of productivity that generally remains constant, although it may fluctuate from time to time. Let us illustrate this through the use of a glass or beaker. Assume that the liquid in the glass is the current level of productivity for a person we will call Jane. Like all employees, Jane also has a potential level of productivity that is greater than her current level.

Seldom, if ever, does a person reach his or her full potential. Jane would be the first to agree with this. So let us draw a dotted line across the glass to indicate Jane’s potential level ...

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