The best managers are slow to hire and quick to fire. Many managers make the classic mistake of waiting too long to terminate a poor performing employee. This only hurts the rest of the team. Consider the following:
1. Have a process to hold the team accountable for results
The toughest part can be identifying if someone is truly performing poorly, and why. I’d recommend having everyone submit a written summary of their week using a tool like Weekly Update. This helps make very clear who is making progress and who is not.
2. Identify people that aren’t delivering
By reading the weekly updates, attending team meetings and looking at the KPIs you’ve set for the team, it should be obvious who is not meeting expectations.