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As OpenDNS grows past 100 employees, founder and David Ulevitch realized that not every employee is suited for the next phase of the company. In this video interview, he explains why it’s important to deal with poor performers and not waste time on people who waste time.


OpenDNS is on the verge of crossing over 100 employees. It’s growing is so fast that by the end of 2012, half of the company will have been there for less than a year. But as founder and CEO David Ulevitch discovered, not every employee is suited for the next stage of the company. Through internal satisfaction surveys and his own intuition, he realized OpenDNS was not dealing well with poor performers. Ulevitch points out that poor performance could be a result of a corporate pivot, or managers holding lower standards for their direct reports.

Regardless of why some people are poor performers, on this episode of See Founders Run, Ulevitch talks about the importance of not wasting time on those those who waste time.

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  1. David Ulevitch Saturday, August 4, 2012

    A critically important subject that can often be handled insensitively. Many thanks to Chris Albrecht for making me sound like a compassionate human as opposed to a despotic CEO. :-)


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