Monday, March 11, 2019

5Ws and 1H of Termination

“Terminations are scary” was how Michael Hyatt started a piece he titled “How To Fire Someone.” In this piece, he tried to demystify the WHAT, WHEN and HOW of Termination. 

1. WHAT should we fire for? Terminate for underperformance and misconduct.

2. WHEN should we fire? Terminate quickly.

3. HOW should we fire? Terminate with dignity and respect.

I would like to extend this piece by sharing the WHERE, WHY and WHO of Termination.

4. WHERE should we fire? Terminate in private (closed doors) to enable the person show all emotions privately.

5. WHY should we fire? Terminate to discourage contamination of high performing and well behaved employees.

6. WHO should do the firing? Termination should be carried out by the Line Manager in consultation with the Human Resource Manager.

Share your employee termination experience in the comments section. I would love to read from you.

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1 comment:

  1. This is really educating. Thank you for this insightful topic