According to Inc.com, the Top 3 Reasons Employees Quit are lack of advancement opportunities, work life balance, and then money. The Top 5 Deal Breakers are: your boss doesn’t trust you; expectations during time off; difficult coworkers; boss blames you for mistakes; work isn’t flexible.
According to Forbes, the top six reasons employees quit is: no vision; no connection to the big picture; no empathy; no effective motivation; no future; no fun
Bottom line, employees leave their managers – their leaders – not their organizations. So, what do all these things have in common, and how can we as leaders mitigate these issues?
We need to learn to communicate better. The key to effective communication is clear, concise, and frequent feedback. Some things to think about include:
Where to start? Choose one thing to work on and make a conscience effort to improve it over the coming week. You just might surprise yourself with the results.