Negative employees are a cancer to organizations. I’m not talking about the ones that occasionally play devil’s advocate or who ask a lot of questions during strategy or planning meetings. I’m talking about the ones that are constantly negative; the ones that try to undermine a manager’s decision once it’s been made; the ones that are always snarky and try to get others to join them. If they’re really good at their job but negative AF, you have to send them packing. They’ll drag your entire team down with them and your programs will suffer for it. Life’s too short for that “yeah, but”/passive-aggressive/stab-in-the-back environment. You’ll be much better off short by one or two employees than at full-strength with people trying to undermine your efforts.