Friday, September 23, 2005

The reason people leave jobs

In an earlier post, I talked about how the IT market is heating up and creating opportunities. Today, I want to take look at the reason people might leave their jobs.

The primary reason for flight is because issues with a manager, supervisor or team leader. This is both the good and the bad news. The good news is that, as leaders, we control our destiny. The bad news is maybe that we have to take a long and hard look at ourselves – approach, values, behaviors, and people skills.

What is it about this workplace relationship that makes it the number one reason so many people leave their jobs? Well, here are some issues I've experienced with my managers over the years:
  • a lack of trust
  • a lack of communication (see earlier post)
  • a lack of relevant and timely feedback
  • a lack of appreciation
  • a lack of respect for your the person in the management position
  • a lack of fair treatment and information

Most of the time the “lack offs” are generated by poor management and with people in the wrong jobs. We have to remember that management is a people job and people are the key enabler for us to reach success. If we never worry about why people leave, what it costs us, and what we can do about it, we will need not only an endless supply of new workers but also new customers and a lot of spare cash.

Given all of this – would you ever start a new job without knowing who your manager would be? Amazingly, people do this all the time. More coming.


At 7:09 AM, Blogger melloman said...

Enough with Copyright
In other words, copyright issues are something I have to deal with daily, if not more often, and sometimes with potentially serious consequences.
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At 7:05 PM, Blogger Brutus said...

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