Mean people (aka Toxic) come in various forms … passive-aggressive, jealous, forceful, rude, loud, selfish, hateful, & so on.
Think organization morale is the only problem you have with a toxic employee? Guess again. What about loss wages in productivity? Added wages in dealing with the problem person. Why are you keeping people like that on your team? Whatever reasons you have … you’ve likely never considered the other side of their toxicity on your other employees.
Look at this research … here’s how employees respond to toxic co-workers:
:: 80 percent lost work time worrying about the offending employees’ rudeness
:: 78 percent said their commitment to the organization declined
:: 66 percent said their performance declined
:: 63 percent lost time avoiding the offender
:: 48 percent decreased their work effort
Worse yet, when you keep people like this on your team, that need to go … you demonstrate to your team that you are sanctioning incompetence. And, the impact of that … (people perceiving you as scared and an inadequate leader who won’t act) … will cost you even more.
If you have someone like this on your staff … fire them immediately. Take action, save your team, regain your cred, and protect your bottom line (yes, this includes churches too).
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Bryan Miles is CEO & Co-founder of Miles Advisory Group (a parent company to the Brands of eaHELP and MAG Bookkeeping) and is blessed to run this company with his wife, Shannon. Prior to starting MAG, he worked for companies in the tech and construction industries including Cogun, a national church construction company as the VP of Consulting. Bryan obtained his B.A. in Business from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, OH (and where he met Shannon as well).
Bryan, Shannon and their daughter Rainey and son Harper attend church at the Browns Bridge campus of North Point Community Church and live in North Atlanta, GA. Besides playing legos, building forts, or drawing & coloring with his kids, or hanging out at the beach with his family, Bryan also enjoys backpacking, mountain climbing, writing, reading old history about Mount Everest climbs, and watching episodes of Goldrush on Discovery.
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