Re: Falling on Deaf Ears, I'm afraid
Agreed, poor performance does have a difficult way to be managed, mostly because of the amount of laws that protect employees that most times work against the company and those that do want to make improvements.
And because many employes know they can't be fired, the purposely have a bad attitude, which makes the entire team uncomfortable.
Recently one of the clients I used to work at is going to a phase of layoff. It was supposevely specific departments that were being outsourced, but many employees were ear marked to be layed off... guess it was the only opportunity to be able to walk them out.