Employees are doing less than you think

Something I’ve noticed in my years of running a company.   As a manager and a leader, if you have a hunch that someone isn’t doing enough, they are probably doing even LESS than you think they are.

If you think someone might be bad, they are probably WORSE than you think you are.

After needing to take over other people’s tasks, email, and projects, not once has someone, who has been let go on other than good terms, surprised me by having done better or more than I think.

As a manager, when you get the hunch, don’t ignore it.  You’re probably more right than you know.