Let’s face it—firing is never fun, whether you are the one firing or the one being fired. However, it’s still a common rite of passage for many during their careers. The root of why it’s so difficult is, of course, emotion. Exadel VP for Engineering and Digital Transformation, Jonathan Fries, recently read an article about how Netflix apparently fires without emotion. Fries felt compelled to respond that this to be impossible. In a recent Business2Community post Fries points out that, at the very least, Netflix makes these decisions based on “emotions that derive from their commitment to the business and its vision. They’re trying to build the greatest entertainment company in the world, they really care about that, and they’re willing to get rid of people who don’t quite live up to that ideal.”

To learn some of Fries’ advice on how to deal with emotions during the firing process…

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