Do you want your under-performing employee to SLIGHTLY improve?
Probably not. You probably expect significant improvement, and consistency going forward.
But have you ever noticed that some under-performers will improve for a while, then slowly slip back into their old ways?
Why do we say and do things to ensure that they barely hit (but not maintain) the minimum standard?
Because you don’t realize that’s what you’re doing.
Check out this video to learn how you might unintentionally be perpetuating the situation…