- Those who could make the firing decision have little contact with the individual's true work product.
- They have low expectations.
- They are waiting for someone to complain.
- They believe they are the only ones who see the ineptitude.
- They don't want to be judgmental.
- They see only the work that is done reasonably well.
- They don't care so long as the performance doesn't affect them.
- There is a family connection.
- There is a powerful protector.
- They are afraid of a lawsuit.
- They are concerned that the replacement might not be much better.
- They like the person.
- The person looks the part and that, to them, is sufficient.
- The person does one thing very well and they discount the importance of everything else.
- There are community or client ties that could be jeopardized.
- The termination process is too cumbersome.
- Priorities are focused elsewhere.
- Previous efforts failed.
- Taking action with that person would require taking action with other people.
- The person really isn't an idiot.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
21 Reasons Why Organizations Keep Idiots
Posted by Michael Wade at 11:26 AM