THERE ARE many reasons why employees don’t work out over time, but there are two basic reasons for which there is no cure.
Reason number one is that the person is not motivated, for whatever reason. You may hire an absolutely excellent person, but over time, or as the result of some life change, the individual loses interest in the job. These employees are now just going through the motions and collecting their paychecks, but they don’t really care.
According to the research, fully 64 percent of employees are “disengaged.” They have low levels of commitment or loyalty to their companies. They are constantly on the lookout for other jobs.
Jack Welch, when he was president of General ...