The terms "high performer" and "low performer" are firmly entrenched in the lexicon of talent management – and for good reason. High performers are your company's superheroes and the low performers are a constant management challenge. But what about employees that fall in "the middle"? What about the Average Joes?
Average Joes are usually middle managers, supervisors, technical experts, specialists and other skilled employees across an organization. They have a proven track record of adequate or good job performance and are crucial because they bring depth and stability to the companies they work for, slowly but surely improving both corporate performance and organizational resilience.