Dealing with Low/Poor Performance

Mastering the Art of Emotional Intelligence

For every hundred men hacking away at the branches of a diseased tree, only one will stoop to inspect the roots.

   – Chinese proverb.

If you don’t get to the root of a problem, you will never truly solve it. Recognizing that may seem an obvious approach but many people miss it, as the Chinese proverb reminds us.

How should you handle it, for instance, if an individual member of your team isn’t performing as well as you had hoped? We tend to seek quick solutions when dealing with employee performance since employee performance affects organizational performance. So, in this case, what shall be the action plan? Provide the benefits of the structured learning program or move your low-performing team member into a different position.

You need to understand the root of a performance problem before you can fully address it. Solutions like training, focus largely on the ability of the person performing the job. Performance, though, is a function of both ability and motivation.

Dealing with poor performance requires quick action. Employees aren’t robots. When you lead a team, you manage human beings, which means work life isn’t always predictable. Sometimes, you’ll be impressed with your team’s over­all performance and productivity levels, but other times, poor performance will rear its ugly head. When this happens, you’ll need a plan of action to turn things around.

The Program

Strengthscape’s Dealing with Low/Poor Performing Team was crafted in response to the fact that performance management is so crucial in today’s workplace. The program focuses on everything you need with dealing and managing low performance, from how to dis­cuss poor performance with an employee, to formal measures that can be tak­en if per­for­mance doesn’t improve.

The objective of this program is to enhance leadership effectiveness, skills development, and leadership capabilities to understand the root of a performance problem before one can fully address it, by encouraging a structured approach resulting in increase of productivity levels at your organization. Incorporating a development plan that includes constructive feedback from direct reports and peers as well as the manager can enhance leadership effectiveness by resulting in a plan that is both productive and satisfying.

This 8 hour- program is available in both In-Person and Virtual Instructor Led Training Mode.


We believe that leaders are made. Through careful nurturing, structured learning, and enriching experience. Nurture wins over nature.


We believe that humans have an unlimited capacity to learn. You may differ in your natural talents, preferences, and learning styles; but YOU can be whatever YOU set out to be. The world is your oyster!


The role of a facilitator and trainer in adult learning, is to challenge the assumptions,reframe the experience, and change perspectives. They enable learning by creating conversations that enable the learners to reflect on their own personalities, experiences, and priorities.


Teamwork that leads to high, consistent performance, represents the highest form of competitive advantage. Teamwork is not a function of time, role, or situation, but is an outcome of a collective goal – a conscious, consistent, and targeted effort by each of the team members.

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