Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Helping clingy employees, part of Managing Employee Performance Problems (2013).
- Have you ever seen an employee lose productivity…because they weren't able to dive into the work…for an extended period of time…without asking a million questions?…It seems that no matter how well…you provide instructions, you've…never answered all their questions.…Meet the clingy employee.…This type of difficult employee can…be a high maintenance time sucker.…Now you might think that an employee who asks an…abnormally high number of questions…is simply not that bright.…They lack competence.…That may or may not be true, but there is actually…several reasons you might see this behavior.…
The most common is lack of skill or ability.…Skill refers to the case where they simply…haven't done this task before and…can't figure it out on their own.…Whereas ability suggests they might…lack needed cognitive power or IQ.…Another reason an employee might be…clingy is low self esteem or confidence.…The skill and ability might be in place,…but for whatever reason the person has…a lot of self doubt and requires constant…reassurance that they're doing the work correctly.…
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- Determining the appropriate intervention
- Defusing charged conversations
- Refocusing slackers
- Getting employees to show up on time
- Redirecting habitual complainers
- Engaging employees that always resist change
- Standing up to bullies
- Encouraging employees that can't handle feedback
- Helping people with personal problems
- Dealing with gossips
- Knowing when to say goodbye to an employee<br><br>
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