Management Bug: People leaving the company

A MngtBug is a problem, cause or impact in a human manager’s decision which produces an incorrect or unexpected result.
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This week’s “People leaving the Company” is the ultimate problem in many companies nowadays.

By definition, people leaving the company is when someone leaves on their employment at an organization.
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Any time an employee leaves your business, it costs you, both in time and money. There are two main categories where you can group the reasons that motivate an employee leaves the company:

  • Employee Attrition — This is when employees are leaving not because they have a problem with your company or their jobs it’s a matter of life unfolding.
  • Employee Turnover — This is when employees who leave the company due to termination, taking a better job, or because they felt there was no room for growth, or worse, that they were dealing with a hostile or discriminatory work environment.

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But, the majority of reasons why employees quit their job are under the control of the employer.
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Yet these are some of the reason that the employer can control and continue to be the most mentioned as the reasons to leave a company:

  • Lack of training
  • Ineffective leadership
  • Lack of purpose

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If you have a handful of employees that are jumping ship, don’t ignore the implications! Chances are there are some major issues within your company or it’s the culture that must be solved before you start hiring new employees again.
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Known Associates

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This MngtBug has been mentioned with several MngtFixes such as…
“Career Path Definition”,
“Moving Motivators Implementation”,
“Team Building Events Implementation”,
“Human Resources Strategy Definition”
and of course “Management 3.0 Training”!

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Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories

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