How to Recognize & Deal With Challenging Employees

It’s time to dive into the challenges businesses face with challenging employees and uncover the root of the causes behind their behavior. 

What are the underlying problems? We need to uncover if these employees are truly difficult or if there are other factors at play.

Let’s take a closer look at what might be causing so-called toxic employees to act the way they do.

Not only do we have to deal with challenges with difficult employees but it is also important to align your business structure with your team. 

How does this all tie in? Well, it isn’t sufficient to just have a team; it’s about having the right people in the right positions to drive success.

As it turns out, the root of many performance issues often lies in clear communication and strong leadership. So let’s get into some key insights that I feel are useful when facing these challenges in our organization: 

Impact of Leadership:

  • The importance of effective leadership in driving employee performance is undeniable.
  • Leaders can influence teams positively or negatively.
  • There is a lot of importance behind setting an example and helping team members understand the ‘why’ behind their work.

Cultivate a Company Culture:

  • Creating a culture that supports your team’s success, especially when stress and external pressures are at play
  • It’s important to create and maintain an environment where everyone can prosper.

Dealing with Toxic Behaviors:

  • Toxic behaviors can threaten to undermine your business vision
  • Utilize strategies that address cultural issues and find a balance that supports both your employees and business strategy. 

Evolving Workplace: 

  • There is constant evolution with hybrid work models and changing employee expectations. 
  • You need to learn how to adapt to these changes, ensuring your business remains competitive. 

Encouraging Self-Development:

  • Independent thought and self-development within your team are crucial.
  • It is necessary to promote these values in a way that aligns with your company’s vision and goals. 

Simply put, this goes beyond simple performance reviews or achievements.

Dealing with challenging employees is about reshaping your business culture and structure for sustained success. 

If you’re looking to attract and retain high-impact individuals who resonate with your values – listen to more on my latest podcast episode!

Let’s all take care of each other just a little more than we already are,


P.S. A thriving team is the cornerstone of any prosperous business. Let’s work on building yours together!

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