Bob Bickmeier is a doctoral student in the Organizational Science program and Assistant Director of SeeDS at UNC Charlotte. His research specializes in the experience of animal shelter workers. Mishael Luu is a Masters student in the Industrial & Organizational Psychology program and an Assistant Director of SeeDS at UNC Charlotte. She is interested in developing ways to assist organization leaders in creating a better workplace for shelter employees. Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg holds the title of Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte for distinguished national, international and interdisciplinary contributions. He has over 100 publications addressing issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, health and employee well-being, meetings at work, and organizational research methods He has worked with over 200 nonprofit organizations.
There are strategies to curtail low performance and provide constructive feedback. Shelter leaders — follow these steps to maintain working relationships with your employees, while simultaneously encouraging development and engagement.