Here is a good article on improving the performance of your team…see the link below for a quick read and reminder!

www.intelliven.com/how-leaders-can-upgrade-status-report-submissions-with-one-on-one-meetings-to-increase-the-odds-of-better-results-sooner/?goback=%2Egmr_40415%2Egde_40415_member_5829383981803536385#%21

It is just good basics, but my observation, as you know, is that organizations often fail at doing the basics right.

In addition to the better use of progress reports and meetings, improve your skill at giving feedback and coaching in those settings.  You cannot refine the performance of your team if you cannot make it clear to them the ways in which they are missing the mark.

Sometimes people find these types of conversations to be difficult because of the inherent elements of judgment and confrontation assumed to be buried in the conversation.  Check out this post from some time ago about some tips on being good at giving feedback… www.scottneilson.com/?p=391

It is just good basics, but my observation, as you know, is that organizations more often fail at doing the little things right.