“I cannot relate to the suffering artist,” Sagmeister says. “When I’m doing badly, meaning when I’m down or sad, I do not create good work. I might create good work later on that comes out of some insight [from] that, but while I’m down, I mostly do nothing.”
If a person has done something horrible, fire them. If someone is no good at their job and can’t get good, fire them. If a person is great at what they do but cannot get along with anyone, they are poison to your company culture and you have to fire them or lose all the other great people.