Do you employ any “well poisoners” in your organisation?
How about “walking dead”, “players” or “spectators”?
According to Alan Stevens in this issue’s Knowledge Zone, these are categories you can divide your staff into, based on the energy, attitude and approach they take to their work.
“Well poisoners” are those that criticise and spread belief things can’t be done. The “walking dead” show little initiative and try and do as little as possible. “Players” are those that step forward and show belief, where as “spectators” say the right things but don’t do anything about it.
Can you identify your staff in these types?