It’s no secret that firing someone is one of the hardest tasks we have to do as managers.
What’s sometimes forgotten is that the conversations we have with the individual are only one part of the job. How and what we communicate to our teams and our companies is also vital.
If we don’t communicate outwards, what’s left isn’t an empty space. Instead, rumour and speculation will rush in to fill the vacuum left by our failure to provide support and explanation.
Lots of companies also claim to have a culture of transparency and openness, and how you manage a firing can be a very telling sign to your employees as to how true you hold those values.