The Bright Side of the Underutilized (Overcapable) Employee

By Michelle Malay Carter on November 18, 2009 

Over qualified, under paid, underutilizedToday we will look at the positive behaviors a manager might observe in an employee that is underutilized, aka over capable of the work required of his role.?

This post is number two in a series of four.? The series titles and links are listed below.

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  1. Possible Negative Manifest Behaviors of an Underutilized Employee
  2. Today’s Post – Possible Positive Manifest Behaviors of an Underutilized Employee
  3. Possible Negative Manifest Behaviors of an Over committed Employee (not yet cognitively capable of the work level required of the role)
  4. Possible Positive Manifest Behaviors of an Over committed Employee

Even when an underutilized employee is bringing benefits to your organization at a discounted price (you are paying for a lower level of work than?the capability they are bringing), this can be short lived, so?beware that this situation may be temporary.?

Read over the list and let me know if it holds true to your experience. Does it shed light on a current situation? Is this you?

Positive Behaviors a Manager Might Observe in an Under Utilized Employee

I’m OK.? You’re OK.? Let’s fix the system.

Image credit to Despair Inc. This poster is available for purchase.

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