I'm a manager in a small company that, like most companies these days, is suffering from the economic climate.
One of my employees has a history of aggressively disagreeing with management, and actively avoiding work on things he disagrees with. After some discussions, he promises he'll change his behavior. In normal circumstances, I'd watch his behavior and give him feedback.
Bottom line.. When should I shorten the "coaching" timeframe? In a time of crises, it doesn't seem like it's in the best interest of the company to spend months of time coaching when there is years of history and no guarantee of a favorable outcome.
Of course, I might be over-reacting. Advise would be greatly appreciated.