"Lazy people tend not to take chances, but express themselves by tearing down other's work."
--- Ann Rule
Lazy folks. They permeate our community, infiltrate our businesses, and put a strain on our resources. These are not the down-and-out people that need and appreciate our charities and a hand up, but are the people refusing to work and if they do get hired, refuse to perform the required tasks.
It is not that we don't all get a little lazy now and then. I like to think of it as simply giving our minds and bodies a rest from work, but an onlooker may call our relaxing being lazy. But these are not the actions of truly lazy people. The truly lazy are either milking the system for a handout or are in a position of employment and costing the businesses that employed them a lot of money.
"I can't relate to lazy people. We don't speak the same language. I don't understand you. I don't want to understand you."
--- Kobe Bryant
Lazy people are not concerned about the outcome of the business. They don't care if the business survives or dies, profits or goes bankrupt, succeeds or suffers. They are in the game for what the business can do for them and them only. Motivation is not part of their vocabulary and they really don't care about mission statements, goals, or success.
The problem with hiring a lazy person is that it is easier for that type of person to bring others down than for others to bring them up. There is no "salvaging" this type of employee and you are much better off after you recognize the situation to cut your loss and move on.
"Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something."
--- Luc de Clapiers
One of the first steps to keeping lazy people out of your organization is to be sure to not hire them in the first place. Have a system in place to do proper screening and several interviews in order to get the right person for the job. It is never good to think that you can change or rehabilitate the lazy job applicant. It is not your responsibility to motivate an unmoving candidate. The time and energy you will spend will either kill or put a huge dent into your business success efforts.
"Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable."
--- Lord Chesterfield
Create an environment in your business for your team members that is so instilled with a "working with integrity" philosophy and values, that include hard work, honesty, and a bent toward succeeding that the lazy will know not to apply for a position there. Make it known that the expectations of your business is that you expect excellence and hard work to be the daily goals of every employee.
"I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness."
--- Denzel Washington
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