Originally Posted by SteveEisenberg
So not only you are going to fire this product manager, but also a bunch of people under him or her? And that's the least of what you are going to do? What's the most? Fire the people under them?
Being involved in what were likely group decisions that didn't go well should not be a firing offense. Besides the questionable morality, no one with a choice will want to work there.
Armchair quarterbacking is fine, but I draw the line at proposals to fire the coach, much less his assistants.
P.S. I know that B&N management has already fired a lot of blameless people by closing stores. Let's just not egg them on.
Yes -- Anyone responsible for making primary decisions regarding their app store, the tablet design (external) as well as the closed nature of the OS should be let go or, perhaps, reassigned. The most? I think fjtorres mentioned a few options, but one of them was simply ending their tablet operations, in which case a whole lot more people would be out of work than those primarily responsible for the product.
I'm not sure why anyone would want to keep people on who are directly responsible for a product which failed.
And your sports analogy is puzzling too. In baseball, for example, it is common to fire some combination of the GM, manager, and coaches when a team constantly loses. And that's the right move. Not doing so after enough losing only perpetuates the failures.