Driving Up Employee Performance

Managers spend a tremendous amount of time trying to improve employee performance by focusing on their ability. Yet most experts would say that people’s performance is driven more by their attitude than their ability.

The very top performers come to the job with the attitude that it’s their job to improve themselves, but most employees do not. The managers who are best at driving employee performance focus on inspiring employees to improve themselves. Once you have inspired people to want to improve, they will do most of the work in driving up their performance. It is your job to get them to want to improve.