Employee Development Plans LO19728

Doug Merchant (dougm@eclipse.net)
Tue, 3 Nov 1998 06:09:46 -0500

Replying to LO19722 --

>The things that concerned me about Doug's original post was that it
>appeared to me that he wanted to improve measures for teachers to "root
>out" those the community saw as non-performers. (Forgive me if I
>mis-read your intent Doug).

>Philip Pogson

My experience suggests that in Business and Education: 1) 5-10% of the
employees will perform as "Superstars" in spite of management; 2) between
1-7% of employees will not contribute, in spite of management; and 3) an
Organization's success depends on management's ability to engage/turnon
the 85% of the folks in the middle. Great organizations are not great
because the top 5-10% "pulled like hell". Organizations can not be made
great by "shooting" the bottom 1-7%. When the middle is energized,
however, the "bottom" can be gracefully weeded periodically. But in many
states in the US, tenure laws prevent even "graceful weeding" of egregious
staff members.

Doug Merchant
Currently On Career Sabbatical


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