One bad apple spoils the whole bunch – Does it relate to a Business Organization?

Hiring the right persons for the jobs is one of the most significant decisions that a management makes. It has a lot to do with performance and progress of a business organization. Hence, it is important to ensure at the time when job placement process is being done that the experienced and skilled people are being appointed, so that an organization may lead itself towards attaining its predefined goals and objectives successfully while performing in a desired way. If a qualified and talented person is not appointed and a wrong or an unsuitable person is placed in the right chair, the associated results might not be in agreement with what has been expected of.

The chair that is to be allotted to a person or a a position created is always appropriate, as the position is created based on certain job requirements, job specifications and job descriptions, but what necessary is to observe whether or not a suitable person (in terms of qualification, skills and personal attributes) has been assigned to that particular chair or position. This is very much important because placing an unsuitable person in the right chair or position might be damaging to an organization.

If a person appointed for a particular position has no required qualification, abilities, qualities or leadership skills, the decision making process associated with that position is not effective. In case of the positions in which there is a need for leading the people in a way it’s needed, the situation becomes more harmful to an organization because that person is unable to lead the team towards attaining desired results in a successful manner. Such a person is not capable enough for managing his tasks efficiently, nor can he be in a position to make decisions effectively. As regards demeanor and behavior, the whole group of people is affected. It might lead them to adopt similar attitude or bad behavior influencing them to reduce their performance. However, most of the decisions of such persons are not beneficial to an organization and nor to the employees.

There are several activities that are to be carried out in an organization under the effective observation and control. Since they are incapable to lead the team effectively to attain the goals or objectives, the whole performance of a department or a division of an organization gets affected.

If it’s to be considered based on the concepts attained through MBO- Management by Objectives which is aimed at increasing organizational performance by aligning goals and subordinate objectives throughout the organization, there might be complete failure in the functioning state of a business organization. It thus may be rightly said that the above saying, “One bad apple spoils the whole bunch” is meaningful to this situation. Hence, it is very much important for a business organization to hire the right people at the right place at the right time.

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Written by:
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (MSc-Software Engineering)
MA-English, MPhil-English
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and Programming
Certificate course in English language proficiency
Level 1 – Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Pursuing CMA-USA
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India


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