Employees who talk too much: Getting them back on track

Worker’s bad behavior hurting others

There will always be office small talk, but some employees don’t know when to zip it up.

Not only do they not get their own jobs done on time, they hurt the productivity of co-workers.

Sharing funny stories about the kids or last night’s game can build a strong culture, but managers are regularly forced to deal with folks who don’t know where to draw the line.

Chit-chat out-of-control

That puts managers in a delicate situation: You know you can’t ignore the chit-chat – as that would just validate the behavior.

Then the problem not only sticks around, but it may even get worse. [Read more…]