We hire people to execute a task, a responsibility and an outcome. Sometimes it doesn’t work out as well as expected or hoped. If you’re a manager and you have someone on your team who you like but who isn’t performing, here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes time to let them go.
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- It’s not about losing your compassion or empathy. You will most likely have a hard time talking to that employee about performance. Don’t expect it to become easy but you can expect it will become easier. To lose your compassion and empathy is not the goal, but to work through it and be effective despite it – is.
- Move forward based on the evidence. You can expect people to be defensive and to shut down when you approach them about their performance, or lack thereof. Move forward based on the evidence you have. Performance management is based on evidence not on opinion.
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