Here in the Caribbean we have things confused – we treat firing people as if it’s the next thing to being wicked and evil.
It’s a mistake. Companies need to think about the minimum number of people they need, and how close they can stick to that ideal number.
Here’s my article on this touchy topic, under a headline that’s a bit misleading.
Don’t Be a Wimp! Learn to Fire People.
The’re a cost to be incurred when employees, who are trying to get work done, end up having to work around your company’s formal processes.
It could be a dysfunctional department, or a broken process. Sometimes an ineffective person stands in the way. Getting routine work completed becomes a matter of creativity and ingenuity, but also extra time and wasted effort.
A much better approach is to fix the processes involved but few companies know how to make systematic improvements.
Click here for my article