When you have a team member who isn’t living up to the standard, is taking liberties, isn’t pulling their weight, or daily finds some other way of letting the team down … they ought to know.
Sometimes they do, and they’re swinging it; surviving as long as they can before they get kicked out.
Solution: kick ‘em out today.
Sometimes though, they’re kidding themselves. Even if they’ve noticed how everyone else delivers, they’ve convinced themselves that their contribution is so important/valuable/different that they’re living up to expectations. That despite everything, they’re worth it.
Solution: tell ‘em today.
Tell them your frustrations. Work with them on what needs to change. Give them the chance/choice to sort things out.
When you make a people decision, there should be no surprises. Everyone involved should know where they stand and have the opportunity to control their own destiny.
Skippy strategy: No surprises.
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