Let’s just be blunt.
If someone was the wrong person for a team, can’t contribute appropriately or hinders the rest of the team’s performance, then you might need to ask them to leave the team.
If someone can’t make (or isn’t willing to make) the necessary personal changes and are holding the organization back from achieving its goals, it might be time to make that person available to the industry.
This conclusion is harsh, I know.Â And it should be a last resort after listening to understand their objections and trying to get them on board with some of the other methods on this list.Â But hold on to dead weight too long and the change will drag to a halt.
You might be concerned about the effect on the rest of the team or organization if such a decisive action is taken.Â Based on my experience, their reaction will probably be relief!
What dead weight might you need to remove?
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