You have two options if your team is struggling to improve their performance or any other quality.
You could lower your expectations to meet their performance. Maybe you were expecting too much. If you lower your expectations, I’m going to bet you will get what you expect.
You could choose to leave your expectations where they are. Teams almost always have more potential than you, and they can see. The problem is that we humans tell ourselves stories that hold us back.
Do not lower your expectation. Start from where the team is today.
Then, ask the team to help by improving something. It does not have to be big and earth-shattering. Imagine where they’ll be when they find one small thing to improve every day.
Imagine where they’ll be when improving something every day becomes the new status quo. Now that’s a great habit to develop!
You’ve got this.