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Upset the Apple Cart 1100 Words You Need Week 37 Day 4

Upset the Apple Cart 1100 Words You Need Week 37 Day 4

Upset the Apple Cart 1100 Words You Need Week 37 Day 4

to cause trouble particularly by disturbing someone’s plans, raise Cain, overturn a plan, disturb an intention, spoil a plan, mess up, tamper, meddle

I recently had a conversation with a senior manager in a large global organisation about how he was applying performance management in his area. What he told me surprised me. He had a few people in his teams that were clearly not performing as well as they could. Their contributions, when set against people doing similar jobs in other parts of the business, were lower, and they showed no desire to grow and develop beyond their area of specialism. But the manager appreciated their efforts, saw them as ‘steady-eddies’ and knew they would never be star performers. They were valuable to him, because they had skills he would find hard to replace, even though he knew demand for those skills were in rapid decline. He saw no point in ‘upsetting the apple cart’, as he put it, as everything was running quite smoothly. His customer was happy, his team was happy, and he was happy. So, why cause problems?

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Antonyms: arrange, organize, assist


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