This is an important piece. Allison M. Vaillancourt writing on The Chronicle of Higher Ed’s “On Hiring” blog compares lions killing cubs with incoming supervisors getting rid of the staffs that they’ve inherited. It’s incredible how often it happens. This is, probably, why a helluva lot of managers occupy an elite tier of society I like to call “the douchebaggery.”
Many times you do need to weed the garden, if you will, but often it’s just easier to cashier someone than it is to invest the time into finding out what strengths they bring to the table.
Remember: it’s not just a job description you’re screwing around with, it’s a human being. Don’t be a member of the douchebaggery, please.