Does your company suffer the “slows” due to the “Slackers” on the team? Are there employees meandering through the day south of 100%? And thus are draining the company’s resources and your patience?

Slackers beware! Your days are numbered.


Slackers appear to be everywhere. Here are the five signs of a slacker:

  1. You come late to meetings because “you’re busier than everyone else”.
  2. You avoid eye contact when the team is creating an execution plan.
  3. It’s more important to look good (i.e. sit next to the boss), than do well (deliver results).
  4. You blame slow progress on the slackers around you.
  5. More time is spent on the strategy of leaving the office early, than the strategy of getting your work done.

But wait – what’s with “you”? Isn’t it supposed to be “them”?


The real question: are you a slacker?

88% of a recent group reported that they work with at least one slacker. At the same time, no one – 0% – reported that they themselves are a slacker. Hmmm. Something’s amiss.

“We spend so much time pointing out what people aren’t doing no one can get any work done,” lamented a manager. “And this makes us all slackers.”

What does it mean if everyone thinks someone else is a slacker, but excludes him or herself? Here’s a dare: take the “slacker challenge” by assessing how often you are culpable of the five slacker traits above. Then, make the commitment and a plan to close your own work-ethic gap, while not comparing yourself to others.

Do this and you’ll be the most respected player on the team.

What is the difference between what “might be” and what “can be”?  You decide.

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