I would like to see more speed and productivity in my full-time guy. He worked with my part-timer in the fall when he was hired but now that we are slower this time of year my part-timer only works when we have big landscaping projects. Since there were 2 of them I didn't really notice any lost time/loss in productivity. Now that my full timer is doing all of the yards by himself I have noticed that he really isn't that fast. However, he does a great job and I get compliments a lot and 0 complaints. At the same time, you can't take 1.5 hours on maintenance on a half acre or smaller lot, at least not in this business or you'll lose money. So from the perspective of his work quality he is great, as far as moving quickly and also maintaining quality that is wanting. My MAIN concern is that we are about to kick it into gear around March and I need him to be quicker and I would hope that since he is familiar with the lawns that he can be. I have another guy that I am brining on part-time with him in March (not the one from last fall) and he has worked some jobs with us already. He is really quick and has experience and that is what has prompted me to ask the question "how can I make my full time guy work quicker?" Few things He is salary for full time He generally works 30-35 hours a week No weekend work I am flexible with his time if he needs off for class as he is in seminary No issues from him as far as conduct 1. Am I being unrealistic? 2. Do I take the good with that bad in that I get no complaints from him but I just have to deal with him being slower? 3. What approach have you used to talk to your employees to boost them to work quicker?