Your concepts on bloodless termination are very interesting to me.
Is this a philosophy of your own, or is it part of the latest thinking
and literature in dealing with employee performance and related issues?
Do you know of other sources that embrace this philosophy, or where
I can get further information on this approach?
Thank you for any assistance,
The concept of bloodless termination was created by Harold Hook as
part of a management course called Model-Netics. It is a three step
process designed to either result in improvement or the employee terminating
themselves. Step one is to AGREE on the problem. Step two is to AGREE
on the solution. And step three is to AGREE on the consequences of
not meeting the solution or a corrective program. Ideally all three
agreements are arrived at the outset. The agreement may take some
time but how many people do you know who have improved when they don't
feel they have a problem. In my experience, many managers are reluctant
to deal with problem employees. This is a disservice to both the organization
and the employee. As an interesting aside, Hugh Boyle, president of
the San Diego Teachers Assn said, "For every three years you
let in incompetent employee function, it will take you one year to
get rid of him."