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Slacker's Guide - Kill a Culture of High-Performance in Just 3 Steps

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Summary of my article on how to kill a culture of high performance at your workplace.

Read the full article: http://bit.ly/33wHhlE

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Slacker's Guide - Kill a Culture of High-Performance in Just 3 Steps

  1. 1. KILL A CULTURE OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE IN JUST 3 STEPS S L A C K E R ' S G U I D E
  2. 2. BE VAGUE AND AVOID CLARITY STEP 1
  3. 3. BE VAGUE AND AVOID CLARITY STEP 1 Time and effort is required to conceptualize and implement new initiatives. Staff may not want to put in all that effort on top of their existing workload if they can’t be sure if it has any chance of success. Given time, people will start to err on the side of caution, removing innovation and initiative from the organization culture.
  4. 4. KILL ANY SEMBLANCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY STEP 2
  5. 5. KILL ANY SEMBLANCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY STEP 2 Successful organizations rely on trust, not just within a department, but also across roles and functions. Managers need to trust that their staff do their jobs while cross- functional teams need to know other teams will have their backs. Remove this accountability and nobody will commit to anything because it's a huge risk to personal reputations.
  6. 6. USE LOW PERFORMANCE TO CREATE DRAG STEP 3
  7. 7. USE LOW PERFORMANCE TO CREATE DRAG STEP 3 Without accountability, it is possible to accept substandard results from low performers. High performers will then have to pick up the slack. Given enough time, the high performers will feel the drag of pulling dead weight and staff will eventually start to put in the bare minimum, creating a culture of mediocrity in the organisation.
  8. 8. CALL OUT HIGH PERFORMERS FOR BEING TOXIC! BONUS
  9. 9. CALL OUT HIGH PERFORMERS FOR BEING TOXIC! BONUS But how would you deal with ambitious fresh hires who are eager to impress? Ambitious fresh hires are going to rock the boat with their high performance. To combat this, acknowledge their high performance, but claim that while productive and effective, they're toxic to company culture and destroying team morale. BONUS
  10. 10. Now that you have this knowledge, will you be using it to destroy or protect the high-performance culture in your workplace? WHAT'S NEXT? Read the full article: http://bit.ly/33wHhlE

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