Firing an employee is likely low on your list of favourite tasks. These tips can help make this difficult situation as easy as possible for both you and the employee.
In his book The Roadmap to Freedom, peak performance expert Chris McIntyre describes how to build a core team of superstars that will help you lead your company to the next level. In this edited excerpt, the author reveals his tips for managing the firing process.
It’s inevitable: At some point, you’re going to have to fire folks. This is really difficult for a variety of reasons. Here are some ways of looking at it and tactics that may help make this sensitive issue a bit easier.
You might be surprised to find that most nonperformers are ready to go. No matter who you are, consistently underperforming doesn’t feel good. Assuming your nightmare employee isn’t psychotic, it’s quite possible they feel incompetent from all the browbeating and warnings. Put them out of their misery. When they wake up tomorrow, they’ll probably feel relieved they no longer have a job they couldn’t perform well. Think of this as you assisting your nightmares to find their true purpose at this particular point in time.
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