This comes under the heading of interesting, doesn’t it? In a special to The Globe and Mail, Harvey Schachter wrote about research which shows the highest performers are not the most engaged workers. Here are the first two paragraphs of Schachter’s piece – you’ll have to read on.
What if your top performers were not your most engaged employees or were frustrated and considering bolting from your organization, in part because you were letting low performers slough off?
What if your lowest performers were your most engaged employees – so engaged, in fact, that they were recruiting their friends to come on board, perhaps talking up your company because it is, to their minds, a fairly undemanding workplace?
This sounds like a disastrous situation, but luckily it’s not your workplace, right?