What is to be done with the deadwood?

September 2005
Management Services;Autumn2005, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p47
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the results of an Investors in People survey on the prevalence of deadwood, or employees who consistently under-perform, in Great Britain. Bosses and eight out of 10 of their staff believe that this is a significant issue. The poll shows that the problem is widespread and affects all company sizes, with half of employees saying that they work directly with someone who fails to do their fair share of the work. Nearly four out of 10 bosses also complain about colleagues not pulling their weight. Staff cite working longer hours and feeling undervalued amongst the most damaging effects, which could in turn lead to the decision to start looking for a new job.


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