Let people go who aren't working out as efficiently and humanely as possible.

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I recognize the indicators of a person not working out

Indicators of people who are not working out are:

  • People who struggle to align with and practice our values and policies
  • People who seem unable to improve their performance or abilities after having been made explicitly aware of their shortcomings on multiple occasions.
  • People who have proven to be disloyal or acted in a way which actively contradicts the interest of the organization

Sam Altman makes the argument for "firing fast" in a startup.

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I know that tolerating bad employees kills the motivation of great employees

“Nothing will kill a great employee faster than watching you tolerate a bad one” — Perry Belcher


Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

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