A strong team of high performers is a major asset to any group or company. They can dig deep, work hard and generate tremendous returns. But teams will occasionally have a mix of skill levels or work ethics: Not everyone working in a group is an A-player. The Bs are fine; you’re not too worried about how well they can keep up. But what about the odd C-players? Are they hurting how the team gets things done? And what can you do to improve their work output?
To help, members of Forbes Coaches Council share their perspectives and tips on how to handle C-tier employees, as well as what their presence means to a group. Here’s what they said:
6. Know That Everybody Can Be An Asset
The key to leading high-performing teams is to recognize how each member is motivated and what their key assets are. Everyone’s not meant to be a top performer, but the propensity is there when people are positioned to operate in their strengths. Find the gaps and strategically align talent to meet their needs, holding them accountable via motivation and empowerment based on the person. – Tameka Williamson, Celestial & Associates Consulting
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