Every consultant and self-employed person in America understands the concept of pay without working. It simply does not happen! Working is always required for a paycheck, and often there is a lot of work without any compensation.
I’m flabbergasted at the amount of paychecks that are being dispensed each week to employees that are producing very little for that check. Week after week I run across people who are busy running around, talking, in meetings, answering the phone, and reading emails but the only real thing they produce is a laundry list of excuses for not completing anything.
There are so many people in this country that are unemployed that would give their eye teeth to have a job. May I suggest that in 2011 that managers focus on making that a reality for someone who actually wants a job.
Yes, aside from personal responsibility to do a day’s work for a day’s pay, managers need to start managing productivity. Managers need to set goals, and objectives for individuals and hold them accountable for getting things done. If not, then coaching followed by corrective action needs to occur, and if all else fails termination.
If it takes termination to weed out the person who wants pay without working, so be it. Then the manager finds a person who actually wants to work for their paycheck.
Thoughts on this revolutionary management concept?