AFew Bad Apples
Iappreciate your statements regarding a few bad apples in managementwho always make an organization not to achieve its full capacity. Itotally agree that it is difficult for a new manager to remove thesefew bad apples from the organization given that he was not aroundwhen the board members determined how the issue occurred and why.When such difficult issues arise in management, many managers findthemselves making mistakes for not taking the time to follow arational decision-making process.
Iagree with your argument that a good manager needs to plan a formalcounseling before eliminating the bad apples. Good employers do notremove employees like rotten apples. They understand that people havelimited cognitive capacities and counseling can remove the badcharacter in an employee, thus enhancing individual performance(Sember& Sember, 2012).A manager has to listen to the reactions and responses of the saidproblematic employee to ensure that any dismissal is as a result ofan unmanageable situation. It is also wise to keep the counselors incheck by setting up high standards for leadership in order to producegreat role models in an organization. This will reduce the amount offew bad apples in the organization, which is crucial in theattainment of full production capacity.
Ialso appreciate your testimony on counseling Marines. I concur thatonce a manager learns that he has a few bad apples in hisorganization, the best way is to learn how to control the situation.The manager cannot do that by immediately getting rid of the badapples, but through understanding that all people make mistakes(Sember& Sember, 2012).In addition, he may use counselors to help in eliminating the badpractices without firing an employee.
Sember,B. M. W., & Sember, T. J. (2012). Badapples: How to manage difficult employees, encourage good ones tostay, and boost productivity.Avon, Mass: Adams Business.