Why people leave great positions varies, of course, but the most agreed upon answer has Managers in the limelight.
After researching thousands of employee anecdotes, the CEO of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner, disclosed why the majority of people quit: they didn’t like their Managers. He added that most employees who don’t like their boss also don’t have the support of their coworkers. Therefore, a lack of good leadership and belonging generates the desire to leave for a better environment.
Most employees have had a boss they didn’t agree with. If we spend eight-plus hours per day at our job, and we dislike the person who has the final say in our professional life (which is the majority of our time), it can make life miserable. Whether it be a new Manager or a transformed one, having a lack of respect and staying in negative environments affects our lives. Maybe you can reflect on a bad boss you’ve had and identify what qualities they had that you disliked?
As a Manager, sometimes difficult decisions are made that some employees won’t see eye to eye with. But by handling a difficult situation correctly, you can avoid disengagement and isolation of employees.
Overall, if you can maintain a respectful and inclusive environment, something thousands of employees on LinkedIn claimed they did not receive, then you are most likely ahead of your competition.
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