A Lesson on How to Terminate an Employee, Courtesy of David Brent
If you have previously communicated to an employee documented performance issues, there is no point in rehashing them at termination.
In my opinion, the original British version of The Office is far superior to its American counterpart, in large part because David Brent is so much more cringe-worthy than Michael Scott.
I thought I’d start the week off with a little humor (and a little lesson), care of David Brent, via one of the most awkward employee terminations ever.
This meeting violates one of the cardinal rules of terminating an employee:
Don’t debate the decision or supply a lengthy explanation.
In a reduction in force, the conversation is even more simple: “The company has eliminated your position, and is prepared to offer the following severance package.”