Fire 'Em!(elischiff.com)

over 6 years ago from Eli Schiff, elischiff.com

  • Daniel De LaneyDaniel De Laney, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    I agree that there are certain problem behaviors that designers and their managers need to watch out for. Those behaviors should be addressed with training if possible. Afterward, if all efforts to correct the problem fail, and the problem is continuing to interfere with the smooth operation of the business, management should consider whether termination is warranted.

    Firing people isn’t something that should be done gleefully. It’s not a chant. That’s just mean. Mike is taking an unfortunate last resort and reducing it to something to shout out reflexively at the first sign of difficulty. I’m sure he doesn’t mean any harm by it, but in my opinion it’s not a helpful way to approach the topic.

    10 points