Top 9 Reasons Why Employees Underperform

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Work hard, play hard! That’s the type of environment that you would think employers would like to develop for their employees. Sadly, this is not usually the case. More often than not, employees underperform at their jobs, not because of their ability, but because of the environment in which they work. There are a several reasons why an employee might give up hope, or put in a less than satisfactory work effort. Here are the top 9 reasons why employees may underperform at their jobs.

1) Low Morale

Unless you are the type of person who is self-motivated, motivation to do well at work has to come from a source. Employers that create a work environment that fosters happiness tend to yield better production results. If employees do not feel that they are appreciated, then they will not want to put forth their best effort and give you 100%. Again, the desire to give that 100% is the key to success…not the 100% itself. Morale is a key factor in creating a work environment that breeds results. A decrease in morale will cause a lack of productivity and in turn, your profits to decline. These feelings can go on to infect the company and spread throughout. If your employees don’t feel the warmth of appreciation from their boss or management team, then they will wonder what the point is of putting in their time or even going above and beyond.


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