Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Whenever I hear an employee described as "high-maintenance" I wonder if the maintenance fee is worth it. If the person is a temperamental genius - think Steve Jobs - and can be sufficiently separated from others to reduce damage, then it may be logical to have the brilliant loon around.
In my experience - and probably in yours as well - such cases are rare. The high maintenance person drives off good people, reduces respect for management, and lowers morale.
Despite whatever good qualities they may possess, over time they become more of a deficit.
Don't keep them around too long.
Posted by Michael Wade at 4:30 AM