Hey! That’s Not Fair!

Do fair environments breed fair performance?

Something that is “fair” usually means it’s not bad or unacceptable, but it’s also not great. It’s uninspiring and blah. Think about what it means when “fair” is the answer to these questions:

How do you feel today? Fair.

How are your grades at school? Fair.

How did you do in the game? Fair.

How did you perform at the office today? Fair.

How does your boss feel you are doing? Fair.

Should we consider “fair” as acceptable? No, of course not! Yet, as a leader, how do I treat everyone fairly without promoting fair performance? Should I treat and reward my high performing employees the same as those who under perform? (more…)