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Relationships, plus clearly defined goals, and a sense of shared vision and commitment are the bonds that keep a team pulling in the same direction. The best managers are inclusive, and create a stimulating and positive working environment. Internal mentors are a powerful resource for developing staff, for their personal growth and the company's future development. … Continue reading Keeping Good People – Part 3: Mentors
Challenge--or the lack of it--is a powerful motivator to stay or to leave. Employees who find their jobs becoming routine tend to lose interest in their work. The desire to learn and grow, to push into uncharted waters, and be excited about one's work again is a positive force for an employer to harness. When … Continue reading Keeping Good People – Part 2 – Provide Challenge And Growth Opportunities
The competition for experienced, qualified, and well connected people is intense. How do you improve the odds of keeping good people and why do they leave? This series of blog posts explores some of the main issues that prompt people to seek greener pastures, and what companies can do to prevent this exodus of talented … Continue reading Keeping Good People: Part 1 – Recognize An Employee’s Contributions And Success.
When people work with each other, you sometimes get a clash of agendas and different motivations which affect the team’s synergy and output. If not handled with tact and diplomacy, positions and points of view become entrenched and people construct walls and defenses. An inexperienced supervisor in this situation often overreacts and tries to force … Continue reading Build Trust As A New Supervisor.