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The employees you should worry about losing: The average ones

Available Online https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/the-em...
Publication Date March 17, 2019
Author Paul White
Source Ladders
Source Type Online News Article
Summary

This article argues that supervisors should invest more in average performers rather than focusing the majority of resources on the top performers. The article reasons that top performers are already self-motivated and bottom performers may take too many invested resources to see progress, whereas middle performers constitute the majority of the workforce and are likely the most sensitive to extrinsic motivators such as praise and recognition. The article concludes by recommending that employers take time to encourage, support, appreciate, and celebrate the accomplishments of middle-performing employees.

Keywords Average performers, middle performers, managing, supervisor support, praise, motivation, performance
Reference

White, P. (2019, March 17). The employees you should worry about losing: The average ones. Ladders. Retrieved from https://www.theladders.com/

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