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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Boosting Employee Performance by Susan Shelly, Marc Dorio

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Help Your Employees to Overcome Hurdles

So why aren’t all employees high-achieving and motivated to perform? Most employees apply for a job because they both need and want it, right? We hear every day about the high unemployment rate and all the people who can’t find jobs—it seems like those who are employed would be happy to be at work. Yet many employees never rise to their levels of competencies, and many managers never ask “why,” or do more than assume that a lack of motivation is to blame.
The truth is, other reasons are behind employees remaining good workers instead of getting to be great ones. It’s a tendency of workers, and people in general, to get comfortable with what they do and the way they do it. When that happens, inertia can ...

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