Sometimes You Have to Let Go
I’ve been replacing some of the members of the staff at our company because we’ve been in need of a desperate shake up. The first person to be replaced was the secretary. I hired a new one using one of the corporate secretarial services in Singapore. The staff were all worried that they were going to be replaced, and they had a good reason to worry. For too long, the company had gone on with members under performing at their jobs, and it was hurting the productivity of the company. Various warnings have been issued to get the staff members to change, but they didn’t take the warning seriously.
I even had the new secretary send out a memo to the staff that changes would be coming in the future, but people still ignored it. I looked a the performance of all of the workers in the office, and evaluated them based on how they did. The ones that I felt were worth keeping around were kept, while the other ones were let go. The ones who were let go were shocked that they were being fired, and some even got mad, but they should have known that they were going to be fired, based on the performance that they were giving. There was no excuse for them to be under performing on the job.
It’s a good thing that I made the changes to the staff when I did, because things are much better around the office. More work is being done, and some people who were on the edge of being fired have even started to improve because of the fear that they may be the next ones on the chopping block. I hope that I won’t have to get rid of anyone else, but I’m prepared to do so if the need arises.