A recent article, 5 Things to Do When an Employee’s Performance Deteriorates by Liz Kislik says that seeing you brilliant employee’s performance takes a nosedive can be confusing and frustrating. And as a business owner, you need to intervene early to get them back on track; otherwise they can take a toll on your business profitability.

Here are four ways that can help you turn the situation around—regain the employee’s good performance.

  1. Ask clearly what’s going wrong with the employee.

Instead of assuming you understand the employee’s current situations and reactions, ask them explicitly if there’s anything that you should know. Maybe the employee is facing a new and challenging situation that’s distracting them. You can book a meeting room so you can talk one-on-one.  Knowing that you care about can help them refocus on their job.

  1. Look for symptoms of stress and burnout.

According to researches, burnout costs US businesses as much as 300 billion dollars every year, whether it’s because the employee is facing too many changes to absorb, or the fact that they have just been working dutifully for too long.

  1. Probe for changes in the employee’s performance.

Find out the reason why their performance deteriorates. Maybe there are new problems with the equipment, they are not comfortable with the office space design anymore, or perhaps a new manager is acting differently in some ways.

  1. Provide meaningful recognition.

One of the most indispensable factors of excellent performance is recognition.  Recognition doesn’t need to be expensive or time consuming. You can have a daily stand up meeting not just to review the progress of the work, but to acknowledge remarkable contributions and excellent performances.


Don’t wait until you are fed up with the person concern, but intervening early will cost you less than to hire and train a new employee.  A well designed office has great impact on your employee engagement. So if you are looking for ideal workspace solutions in South Park, YourOffice Southpark offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: South Park flexible office space, South Park team office space and South Park virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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