I have a direct that i believe I have promoted (2-3 years ago) into a role they aren't able to handle. I only recently started implementing the MT Trinity and i know there are a million things I could have done differently but the past is in the past.
I am convinced the best thing for the organization is that he is no longer in his role, despite not giving him the support he probably needed. I do have someone who is qualified for the role ready to step in as well.
This individual in question has a ton of positive qualities and hasn't done anything to warrant a termiantion, but he is defnitely holding the organization back in his current role. I would like to move him to another role that we need desperately, but i'm not sure if he is interested in it yet.
My question is: is a demotion and departmental change a feasible option or is that a bigger blow to his ego than a termiantion? I know there was more I could have done, but alas i didn't do it and need to make a change now. I'm not even sure how to have this conversation with him. Is there any guidance on this topic?