When a person's performance is not meeting expectations for their role, many companies will place this person on a "performance improvement plan" (also known as a "PIP") or "success plan."

A plan consists of outlining what actions are necessary to get back on track. It also often includes what company actions may occur depending on the outcome of the plan, e.g. a transfer, demotion, or termination.

Here is a template you can use at your organization when putting someone on a PIP:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vBoWzPLuwyWa6FNlk4uIE0mwDEdM0jWV25pSsoq6CrQ/view

Many companies use this as an opportunity to clarify from both the employee's side and the company's side what expectations are needed to be met. It can be a "sink or swim" moment for many employees, but it's an important tool to maintain alignment and prevent surprises between an employee, their manager, and their company. Learn more

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