I’m not sure if this is an original thought or not, but I didn’t want to do a Google search to find out that I am again, unoriginal. I was thinking today about the fact that “You Can’t Pay Someone to Care”.
You can pay a person to do a job, and you can reward them for doing a great job. You can pay someone to work overtime, and to work on weekends. You can even pay them to do something they hate.
But, you can’t pay them to care. They either care, or they don’t. And if they don’t care, you’re screwed, because they’re going to create so many hidden problems for you that you’re kidding yourself by keeping them around.
Do them a favor. Do the other employees a favor. And, most important, do yourself a favor.
Amputate them from your organization. Remove them from your life. Fast.
Oh yes… and if you don’t care about what you’re doing… change it!