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Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around by Matuson R Chinsky

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CHAPTER NINEYou’re Fired!

Timeless Tips for Tactful Terminations

One of the unpleasant realities of being a manager is that occasionally an employee does not work out or business needs dictate a reduction in payroll costs. Letting an employee go is never easy, and the way you do it can have a lasting impact on both the employee and the survivors—those employees who remain with the organization. Approaching the situation in a respectful manner will minimize the damage and disruption that is often associated with employee terminations.

Every manager should be required to view the movie Up In the Air, starring George Clooney. The film is an adaptation of a novel of the same name. In the movie, Clooney plays a professional corporate downsizer who ...

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