I want to know what the following management technique is which seems to be used by company managers.
Say there is an employee in a company who hadn’t performed well during the year. After a couple of reviews the management decides to give him the final warning. So in the review, the managers continuously criticise the employee for his low performance and tell him that they will monitor him for the next 4 weeks for his progress.
Say there are 3 managers. Amongst the managers there is a good guy who shows some sympathy to the employee and he keeps silence during the review but later tries to talk to the employee personally. He would ask about the problems and difficulties etc.
On the next day one manager who was angry in the review talks to the employee nicely and says sorry for his harsh words and asks the employee to improve his performance in a friendly manner. On the same day the good guy gives the employee a plan to follow to over come his problems and improve his performance during the 4 weeks.
Is this a well known management technique? Please give me some insight.