Have you got a crazy on your hands with no idea what to do with them? I’ve been there. In fact, I’ve been there a few times over the years. It’s really a crappy place to be, but also a great learning experience and character builder.
You sit back watching as this infectious disease spreads through your company like a raging fire. And as it is happening you’re thinking what in the world am I going to do about this. You’re the nice guy though hoping that things are going to change and everything will turn around. Keep in mind that 90% of the time this never happens.
You begin to think to yourself, who hired this whack job? Why do they have to act like such an idiot? I can’t let this go on any longer. Thoughts are flying through your head like indy cars, and then it hits you. I can’t be the nice guy any longer. I got to do something about this. I got to get rid of this person.
So now you got yourself all jazzed up, you’re pissed off and ready to strangle this person, but just before you do, you stop yourself because you don’t want to end up in jail. You look around the company and everyone else is pissed off too and waiting for you to do the job.
Looking back down at your desk you take a few deep breaths, pull the persons file which is overflowing with write ups, ask them to sit down with you, and you fire them on the spot. The best thing you could have done. At first you may feel like crap, depending on the type of person you are, but soon after, you will see new life, energy, and relief come into the whole company.
Don’t be the nice guy and let the crazy stay around too long. It doesn’t matter how talented they are, or what they bring to the table, if they’re crazy, they belong on the street.
Having crazies inside your company will not only bring down the team, but sometimes can bring the whole company down. You don’t want this. Be a man or woman, step up, and do the job that needs to be done.
Discussion Question: Do you have a story of a crazy? How did it affect your company? You can add your comments below.