Why you should not employ your friend in your start-up?
Friends may be good for partnership in business due to better mutual understanding but may not prove to be nice employees for you because:
1. Friends do not offend you: usually friends choose not to offend you so you don’t get to see their true nature. This is also the reason why you don’t get “genuine feedbacks” from them. They will always be positive when they offer you feedback.
But when you employ friends, slowly & gradually you get to see their true nature. In the long-term, it friendship will fade away.
2. Deserving : always choose the deserving when you have to employ anyone in your start-up. Friendship should never be the criteria for employment. Not only it lowers the efficiency & productivity of your start-up but also hampers growth & innovation.
3. Keep friends for friendship: and look for the most competent & talented people for business & other purposes. Let friends be for friendship (who can help you in your lean days & vice-versa).
With Great Love,
Er. Amit Yadav