Deal With Laziness
With productivity being such an important factor in profitability, it is critical that managers and supervisors deal with employees that simply don’t work hard enough. Too much time spent on personal phone calls, extended breaks and lunches, slowness in work and visiting too much among co-workers are all things that should be addressed swiftly. An employee must understand the expectation of hard work. When a manager or supervisor ignores “lazy” behavior he/she is essentially endorsing it. Make it clear to all employees what level of work is expected from them and then hold them accountable for achieving that level.