It is not true that it is always the responsibility of the person who leads or the organization, that the collaborators work well. There are many occasions that you have to know how to recognize those employees that you must fire if you want to grow and project your organization.
Both in productivity studies and in those tools that ask for the profile of behavior and competencies of the collaborators, distributed by HPI International, we have repeatedly found three profiles of collaborators that hinder the growth of teams and organizations, making it more difficult achieve the proposed objectives.
For this reason, this time I want to tell you about the three personalities of employees that you must fire if you want to grow with your project and business, without wasting more time, or thinking about it for a long time on how to train, help or save these people.
Fire the “victims”
There is a type of people that I am sure you know (perhaps you are one of them and do not recognize it yet), and I mean “the victims”.
This type of personality has an impressive ability to find problems, collusion and rations to justify their performance and the impossibility to do or achieve those challenges that lie ahead.
It is never their responsibility and they manifest themselves permanently attacked, boycotted and incapable.
They are people who frustrate the expectations of the team and the organization, because for each solution they have a problem.
Many times they are those “internal enemies” that generate passive and obstructive resistance and prevent organizations from growing.
Watch out! They can be persuasive and highly manipulative, leading many other people to not only believe them, but to pity them and seek to “lighten their path”, sacrificing personal and collective capabilities and, ultimately, jeopardizing growth results.
If you want your project to really grow, stay away from these types of people and make sure you don’t have them within your work team.
Everything in life is contagious, both optimism and faith, as well as the lack of it.
No matter what challenge lies ahead, leading a project and making it grow requires trust, having a vision and believing that it is worth the effort to carry it forward, as well as putting the best of oneself to turn that idea into a palpable reality.
However, many times we will find those non-believing collaborators, who before moving a foot are already explaining to us why this is not viable.
It doesn’t matter if it’s because “the boss won’t allow it” or “it’s a bad time in the market”, maybe “the competition is better than us” or “we don’t have enough to make it”.
Non-believers break the morale and aspiration of the teams, leading them to mediocrity and litany.
They would rather wait for things to just happen than create the change that is needed, because they don’t believe it is possible, either for themselves or for others (until someone proves otherwise).
So, if you are one of those people who wants more, non-believers are those employees that you must fire if you want to grow and achieve your goals.
Fire the “know-it-alls”
Have you met those “know-it-all” people? If you have had that experience, then you already know why they are on this list to fire them from your work team.
No one has all the answers or knows about all the issues, however, this type of people who communicate in this way and project that they know everything, do not allow finding new answers (usually they are the innovations that are needed).
So, believing that “they know everything” then no one else wants to share ideas, innovate and propose new paths, generating a collective feeling of apathy in the face of challenges and the constant search for ways to achieve what is pursued.
This type of personality damages the work environment, makes people lose confidence in their abilities and ideas, as well as lose the motivation to try the unknown in search of what is really required to achieve the desired goal.
If you want your team to improve and become stronger, you must fire the “know-it-alls” from your team to open the doors and windows to new airs, ideas, debate and creation.
So now you know. If you lead a team, have your own business, or simply want to surround yourself with the best people to make your projects run smoothly, these three types are the employees you should fire if you want to grow.