Supplement | HBS Case Collection | February 2004 (Revised May 2005)

Confronting a Necessary Evil: The Firing of Alex Robins (B)

by Joshua D. Margolis

Abstract

A manager recounts his experience firing the person he was asked to replace and reflects on the challenges of the experience. Teaching Purpose: To role-play and reflect on tasks that entail harming other people to fulfill one's responsibility.

Keywords: Resignation and Termination;

Citation:

Margolis, Joshua D. "Confronting a Necessary Evil: The Firing of Alex Robins (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 404-113, February 2004. (Revised May 2005.)