Life is a mix of being your best, and coordinating with the people who aren't as bright. My day today something like that. I'm proud of my team and admire what they accomplish. Their commitment to get the work done extends beyond their working hours. I've seen them work day and night to get the network up and running, and work round the clock to ensure smooth functioning of the company. Alongside, there are some elements who aren't as bright, since they require handholding to get the work done, and most of the time aren't as responsive when they're asked something.
So, today's question is: if you are in a managerial capacity, and are in charge of the talent pool that comes in your company, how do you create systems to get rid of the employee if they're just not up for the task? The question I ask is not straightforward, because all your employees will tell you that they're working their level best, and do whatever is asked of them. The problem is, however, despite their hard work, they just can't deliver. As managers, we try to improve their skills and push them, probably because of their association with our company — you sometimes wouldn't want to relieve an employee because they're dedicated to the organization. Still, it's not in them to get better after a point.
What are ways in which you can train or fire an employee? I'm trying to create a workforce that accommodates itself to the change I'm trying to bring in the company — dynamism. They must update their skills to be ready for what's next in their field. Technology is evolving rapidly, and I foresee that soon, most of their work would grow obsolete. In that moment, I want them to be ready and create work for themselves.
Since I'm taking that vision, if some employees are unable to fulfill it, or live up to its expectations, I'm bound to feel less inclined towards keeping them in the company.
This is obviously a bit more subjective, because there are countless factors that lead us to the decision of terminating or transferring an employee. But once we get there, it becomes an unclear road because you cannot remove someone from your organization just like that.
I'm thinking that I should introduce stringent performance evaluations in my company to make sure that every employee is on their toes with respect to our vision of talent upgradation. Let's see what's possible.
Taking one step at a time,