If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times…..

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times…..

I hope this post finds you well and ready to take on the weekend! Today, I want to talk about something that can make or break any team dynamic – the dreaded “staff infection.” You know, that one person who seems to bring everyone else down and makes you feel like you’re stuck in a never-ending cycle of negativity.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: “Nothing ruins a great employee like watching you tolerate a bad one.”

Great employees are motivated and driven to achieve success, and they expect the same level of dedication and accountability from their colleagues. When a bad employee is allowed to continue with negative behaviors or subpar performance, it sends a message to the rest of the team that mediocrity is acceptable. This can lead to a decrease in morale, productivity, and motivation among great employees who feel undervalued and frustrated. By taking action to address bad behavior or performance, leaders demonstrate to their team that they prioritize excellence and respect the hard work and contributions of their high-performing employees. This not only helps retain top talent, but also creates a positive and productive work environment where everyone is committed to achieving success together.

As the great Jim Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” So, if you have a staff infection, it’s time to take action and root it out before it infects the entire team.

Now, when I say staff infection, I don’t just mean the office gossip or the person who can’t stop arguing with their coworkers. I’m talking about someone who constantly blames others for their problems and refuses to take responsibility for their own actions. As the saying goes, “When you blame others, you give up your power to change.”

But here’s the thing – you have a choice. You don’t have to tolerate this behavior or let it bring down the team. You can choose to take action and make a change.

Remember, life is too short to waste time doing what you don’t love. Let’s work together to create a positive and productive team dynamic!

Dino Watt