At time letting go is the only option that employers or managers have but there is also a way to deal with such a situation. On this will depend on how the person on the other side of the table will perceive you. So, if you are aiming at becoming an exemplary leader exuberating positive energy even in the most negative of situations, you need to master the art of saying goodbye in a way that will not harm the self confidence of the worker.
This is something that is disliked by both the parties. Though there is a class of managers who enjoy the position of power at being able to divulge this news to an employee, their numbers have decreased over and years. At present, the work environment has gone through massive evolution from being a command control chain to an inclusive system of management where involvement is at its highest form all quarters. This being the scenario has changed a lot of things in the way good/bad news is communicated. Moreover, there is always a chance of coming across that employee again at some point of time or the other! So what do you do when you are faced with such a situation?
Simple – make it look like an act of compassion. Sounds strange? Consider this. You have decided to let the person go because you wish to facilitate their moving ahead. Why is this required? After a lot of brainstorming and serious considerations, you are just unable to find a way for your organization to move ahead with the employee or the future growth pattern for the employee. In addition to this, there may also be some conflicts which failed to get resolved even after successive interventions. Following these incidents, it seems to be the best way to make way for the employee to move ahead and create opportunities for them to find a position where they can find better utilization for their skills.