Why Employees Don’t Do What They Are Supposed To Do..
Why Employees Don’t Do What They’re Supposed to Do and What to Do About It

🙂 The title of this post reflects the title of a book called ‘Why Employees Don’t Do What They’re Supposed to Do and What to Do About It’ by Ferdinand F. Fournies, where he reveals the findings of a research done on this subject.

The reasons that he listed are:

  1. They don’t know why they should do it
  2. They don’t know how to do it
  3. They don’t know what they are supposed to do
  4. They think your way will not work
  5. They think their way is better
  6. They think something else is more important
  7. There is no positive consequence to them for doing it
  8. They think they are doing it
  9. They are rewarded for not doing it
  10. They are punished for doing what they are supposed to do
  11. They anticipate a negative consequence for doing it
  12. There is no negative consequence to them for poor performance
  13. Obstacles beyond their control
  14. Their personal limits prevent them from performing
  15. Personal problems
  16. No one could do it

[Source: http://www.leadershipnow.com/leadershop/4255-9.html]

Many of the issues discussed above are related to employee engagement level at their work environments. It is important for the leadership in any organizational to align the employee goals to its corporate objectives in terms of finance, customer, internal improvements and other strategic parameters. This will ensure that employees are engaged in productive tasks most of the time while they are at the job. For medium to large organizations, this can be performed with the help of an Organization Alignment Tool, which can help you create a focused organization working towards a common vision.

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  1. Great post. I am writing a paper about performance management so I have been doing a lot of research. That is how I came across your post. I am glad I did because this has been very helpful. Thanks so much for sharing.

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