Corporate Pruning: Getting Rid of Dead Wood to Make Room for New Growth
Why do so many corporations choose to chop an entire forest of employees, rather than simply pruning back those employees who are clearly dead wood? Think about it. Everyone knows that these people are not working out. They are weighing the organization down. Yet nothing happens, until the company decides it's time to trim their workforce.
Leaders are stockpiling a lot of dead wood these days. Many managers fear that if they clear people out of the organization, they won't be able to find replacements. This fear is misguided.
When you fail to remove dead weight, you risk sinking the entire boat because the coworkers of underperforming employees will quickly tire from ...