sensible way to fire an at will employee...
Have you dealt with the employee who knows how to
do everything? Can you not teach that old dog a new
trick, like listening to the person who signs the checks?
We believe the work environment can teach us a lot
about how we deal with these situations. In the pressurized
environment of a workplace, we cannot be a disciplinarian
all the time. We need our employees to listen and respond,
without the entitlement attitude or indifference.
Many human resource personnel and small business owners
know they can turn around insubordination if they handle
it correctly. If an employee acts insubordinate consistently,
then reprimands can solve the problem. Of course, not
all employees turn around their attitude.
Management can handle Insubordination or disobedience
by giving a written warning, docking pay, removing
vacation time, or simply talking with the employee.
The employee may see these actions as a warning sign
of worse things to come, and rightfully so. A good
business cannot run with employees that do not want
to perform their work. A good business has employees
that are willing to cooperate and do their job the
best they can.
Can an Insubordinate be a Valuable Employee?
An insubordinate employee can hurt the morale and
success of a business. But do these disobedient employees
have another side to them? In one instance, an employee
might be disobedient because of flawed policies and
rules. If they are a popular and instrumental key to
your workforce then you may give them heed and listen
to their reasoning behind being insubordinate. It could
lead you to understanding why the business is running
not as smoothly as you would like. It could turn things
around with performance, and then you are the wiser
Many insubordinate employees have trouble with authority,
which could be hard coded into them, or it could be
a response to outside circumstances. Take the time
to get to know your employees. By talking to them when
they first are insubordinate, you may uncover key issues
outside work that have soured their attitude and caused
them to respond negatively.
Not all insubordination can be valuable. Most of the
time insubordinate employees cause poor work performance,
and bring down the morale of the work environment.
By taking the time to personally get involved in the
mechanics of the environment, you can weed out the
bad attitude and foster growth of positive criticism.
to discipline and terminate insubordinate employees...