Why is it that in some organizations, good employees stay for very long, and in others, the good employees never last? What is unique with and in such organizations? Why is it that in some departments or sections employees keep leaving? I am sure you know an organization where good employees are always frustrated by their supervisors, why so?
Managing and retaining the best employees in the organization or in a position is a complicated affair. Employees come to the organization with different personalities and needs. Some employees join an organization purely to put bread on the table, others to unlock their potential, and others to see the organization grow as they grow. A manager must therefore manage every employee’s expectation for maximum output.
So why do the best employees quit organizations or positions? One of the major reason is when the employee feels the coworkers and the supervisor does not trust or respect them. When you micromanage employees and you don’t listen to their opinions or views on their work, leave the employee with no autonomy to perform their duties and you have no open and honest conversation with them, then expect the best employees to quit.
The second major reason why good employees leave is a toxic working environment and poor organizational culture in the workplace. Having coworkers or a supervisor who is toxic and exhibits negative energy with bullying tendencies is a recipe for good employees to quit. When employees begin to feel disengaged, not supported to do their work, and feel there is a lack of transparency in the organization they quit.
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The other major reason why good employees quit is poor leadership in the organization. Some supervisors for lack of training and personalities that clash with employees mishandle the best employees under their jurisdiction. Some may just be incompetent, inexperienced, bullies, bossy, or simply let power get into their heads.
Ineffective leadership either at the top or across the organization affects the willingness of any employee to remain in the organization. When employees do not see a leadership that is committed to growing the organization and creating a positive work environment they quit.
Finally, good employees do not quit organizations, they quit bad bosses!
What other reasons do you think would make good employees quit organizations? What made you quit a department or an organization? Leave us a comment.
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Dr. Mary Mugo
Strategy, Governance and Management Consultant