- Toxic people.
Toxic people suffocate the positive. Let them find a new home; or make sure policies and supervision are in place to minimize their damage.
- No professional development
Without it, the workplace grows static & dull. Education and development allows each to grow in their careers and to know that you have an investment in their success.
- Lack of vision
Without it, even the best employees are less effective, because it's hard to excel if you don't understand the big picture.
- Wasted time
If meetings are called for no reason and emails are sent to everyone with irrelevant information, workers get frustrated. Show people you value them by respecting their time.
- Inadequate communication
When communication is poor, critical tasks are missed, efforts get duplicated, information is locked into silos and destructive rumors thrive.
- Dismissive management
When your ideas and input aren't valued or even heard, it is hard to do more than a grudging minimum. Collaboration yields motivation. Encourage creativity.
- Lack of appreciation
When hard work or extraordinary results go unrecognized, people grow uninspired and apathetic. You can reward your employees without spending a dime; just say "thank you."
- Bad leadership
Even the best employees need great leadership to excel. Start with developing your own leadership, then hire and grow the best leaders at every level.
If you recognize any of these killers in your workplace, become the solution. Remember, great people do not stay long in bad workplaces.