This case is part of the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum. To see other material in the GVV curriculum, please visit http://store.darden.virginia.edu/giving-voice-to-values.
The chief information officer of IT in an aerospace company demands that one of his directors fire a senior programmer who is talented but abrasive. The director believes this is neither fair nor wise but struggles with how to convince his boss to change his mind. Works well in organizational behavior, HRM, leadership, team management, career management and ethics courses, as well as in stand-alone workshops.