It is common for
some companies to have employees who are quite slow in
catching up with the pace of everyone else. Sometimes, you already
knew that the employee will be slow, but you decided to hire due to undeniable
skills. It is okay to be slow as long as the results are accurate. Besides, you
can help train them to start catching up with the pace of other employees.
they are slow
work slowly because it is in their nature to work that way. They prefer
accuracy over speed. They also want to see to it that they do not commit any
flaws before turning over their work. If you have employees who provide
excellent work, but not at the pace you wanted, you need to give
them time to adjust. However, some employees are slow because they are either
confused or lack the knowledge necessary to get the job done. It helps if you
find out first what caused their slow pace before determining how to help them.
Put them in a team
Another way to
speed them up is by placing them with a team. It might help for them to be
around people who work at a fast speed. They will also try catching up because
it is quite embarrassing to be a burden to the team. Besides, if they need help
or they do get stuck, their team members will be there. Just make sure you
regularly check the team. It is possible that slow employee will speed up, but
it could also be the other way around where the fast ones start slowing down.
The reason why
your employees are quite slow is that they do not need to hurry. Set a timeline
for everyone to follow. It is also crucial that you remain strict with the
deadline that you set. Let everyone know that if they are unable to turn over
their work within that timeline, the rest will be messed up. This will motivate
the slow workers to go faster.
You might also
have tons of tasks
required of your employees. Hence, they could not focus on what they
need to finish. They also get confused with what to prioritize until they give
up and not do anything at all. Therefore, you need to try limiting distractions
by giving them one task to accomplish at a time. You can increase the volume
later once the first task is about to be finished.
employees a different task
assigned one employee in a department he is not suitable. If given a different
job description, the results could have been way too different. Talk to that
employee to determine
what job would make him comfortable and fast.
You need to do
these things when the slow employee starts to become a burden to the rest.
Otherwise, you need to be patient in understanding the pace.
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