There was a recent article about "low maintenance" people and how they're not lazy, which is true. Low maintenance people are simply more casual about how they get things done.
In a work environment, this can mean that they might need a little motivation added to their day or a set schedule of when to get things done.Low maintenance employees sometimes take a more minimalistic approach – they're not hyperactive, they may not get overly excited over things, and they simply do their job how it is told to them. While the work you need does get done, there are a few things you can do to encourage low maintenance employees.
Having tasks set up in advance allows your low maintenance employees to always know when something needs to be done. Take the guesswork out of certain tasks. Everyone will know when a specific job needs to be done.
Preventative maintenance tasks are ideal for low-key employees who go about their day a little more casually than the rest. This type of task not only is integral to your business anyway, but it lets this type of employee have work to do that isn't overly taxing but is still work that has to be done.
With Maintenance Management Software (known as CMMS), there is easier communication. Instead of an employee having to stop by the shop for paperwork or work orders, the work orders are given via the app and this can all be done remotely.
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Low-key or low maintenance people are just like the rest of us. They're not lazy and it's not that they don't care about their jobs; they simply take life a little more casually than the rest. With the right attitude towards your low maintenance employees, you'll find that they are just like everyone else and will do the work as good, if not better than your other employees.