Sep 30, 2020 - 06:32 PM
That said, another possibility is that the team member is easily distracted at work, which leads to him/her not being as productive as they should be. Or, the team member is simply lazy, or not as serious about the work he or she needs to complete in order to be successful in their job.
If you are a manager or supervisor dealing with a team member who is not being as productive as he or she should be, set up a private meeting with the team member and discuss their productivity issues in a manner that is both direct and empathetic. Hear the team member out on what is preventing them from hitting the mark in the productivity department, and then discuss how to solve the problems so that the team member can get on track with productivity.
If the team member is a colleague – someone who has the same level of seniority as you or is in the same role as you, speak with them privately about their productivity issues. If they are resistant to what you are saying, arrange a meeting with your manager or supervisor to discuss the team member's productivity issues. This is especially important to do if the team member's lack of productivity is affecting your productivity. Explain the situation to your manager or supervisor and then let them take over from there. Your supervisor or manager should deal with the issue from there on out.