Don’t Let Anyone Drag You Down

Does your workplace have talent density?

According to Reed Hastings, the founder of Netflix, talent density is when innovative workplaces with highly skilled people collaborate effectively. When talent density is high, people devote more energy to their jobs, and work harder to make the company succeed.

Talent density can be diluted when one or more team members bring everyone else down. For example, a person who’s less than enthusiastic about their work may drag down their teammates. Mediocrity is contagious, and just a few less-than-adequate performers can draw down the performance of the entire organization.

Achieving talent density might mean firing people who aren’t doing their best. When mediocre or bad employees are gone, the atmosphere will become more positive and inspirational for the remaining workers. The office will seem to be buzzing with energy.

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