PAPERS- VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1 (March-2017)

Ways to Manage Underperforming of the Employees

Sandeep Gandhi, Vivek Inder Kochhar, Apoorva Sharma


An underperforming employee fails to meet the required performance standard. There can be many reasons . These can be related to organizational culture, work culture / shop management, HR management or personal factors. Managing performance is very crucial for manager to obtain higher productivity and fulfill the task s and targets set by the organization. The main reasons for underperformance apart from the personal reasons are lack of skill, knowledge, experience, information and understanding and personal issues of employee. Designing and compliance of effective performance management system and formalized communication system is challenging and critical for an organization for managing underperforming employees. Proper HR support, setting realistic tasks and targets, providing resources to perform and resistance to change are the other challenging areas. The reasons causing underperformance can be identified by discussing with the concern employee and jointly devising a solution. The performance review meeting with the employee should be held regularly to monitor the performance and provide feedback as well as encouragement to the employee. In case the performance improvement of the employee is not up to the standard the employee may be offered an alternative job in the organization. The performance issues are to be solved jointly by the manager and the employee. This not only helps the employee to achieve the standard performance / tasks and targets but also beneficial for the organization.

Keywords: performance management system, organizational culture, communication system

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