It is a common theme in the modern workplace, problematic staff. Unfortunately some staff remain problematic despite any level of support that you might offer them. At some point you may, as an organisation decide to take some positive action to attempt to remove that person from the workplace entirely. You are aware of the potential monetary risks and that of your reputation but keeping this person employed may well send you out of business anyway. Another alternative might be that your management team feel that moving the person to another area of work may alleviate the problem, and therein lies the rub.
What they have actually done (unless the person takes with them a clear performance plan) is to move the problem. Thereby leaving that person to be as disruptive in the new job as the old one. Failure to address performance does not make the problem go away. In fact it is simply likely to get worse, much worse. The conversation you might have with that person will be difficult in addressing the problem and may be unpalatable for them, but it needs to be done.
So if we step this up a gear, organisations effectively adopt an informal policy of managing performance by moving people. I have come across examples where the habit has got to the stage of moving all these people to one place of work. Taking you back to the title and if we remember what our eponymous hero Victor Frankenstein did, taking bits of bodies that did not work, stitching them all together in an attempt to breathe life into something that was dead, he created, by his own admission a monster. Not only that, the story goes on to show how his creation disgusts him and yet it eventually destroys him.
Okay so its a bit of a leap from Shelley to the modern workplace but you get my point. Put all these problems together and don’t deal with them and you will soon have your very own monster stalking your career down the corridors of your workplace. My advice, nip the issue in the bud before it gets out of control. Speak to the individual in question, after all if no one ever said what they were doing was wrong how were they to know? Oh and read Frankenstein (yes the book and not the film adaptations). Thanks for reading