Consider To Quit??
Have you ever been surprised when you heard that the best employees in your company have quit their jobs?
Almost immediately you start to wonder why.
Well, there are many reasons why people change their jobs.
It is so uncommon today for someone to get a job and stick with it for the rest of their life.
There are many opportunities showing in our lives that are filled with diversity choices. However, there are often patterns why people decide to move on from what seems is ideal employment.
Here are the most common reasons why someone decide to quit their job and move on.
When you feel that you are treated just like another number, it makes you feel dehumanized and worthless.
Many times, employers are only concerned about profits, output, pleasing stakeholders, and productivity.
These factors are certainly important for a successful business venture, but they are impossible to achieve if the people which are doing all the work are being mistreated – heavily.
Staff is consisted of human beings and workers who need to be given dignity and motivation to be more productive.
If staff is underpaid, not provided with flexible work practices, and not given adequate benefits or a safe, healthy, and enjoyable working environment, they are likely to quit.
Staff is usually underrated and a lot of expertise is lost when experienced people leave the company.
No Career Movement
People no longer want to do the same thing everyday for the rest of their lives. They want to feel they are learning and progressing in their careers.
Staff expect to be trained and educated so they can build their skills and experience. They want to grow with the organization they work for, and to have something to show for their years of hard work.
They want variety and to be challenged.
If job provides no opportunity for career progression, chances workers to quit is high, and they will start to seek better opportunities elsewhere.
Not Everyone Is Equal
If a workplace still seems to be a though place to work, and its employment practices and policies are rigid, staff are likely to quit even before their first year is complete.
Nobody wants to work in an environment that is sexist, racist, ageist, or discriminatory in any way.
Luckily – times have changed.
People have intellectually evolved and when inequality is issue in a workplace, staff retention is difficult.
Workplaces need to adapt to individual needs and allow for diversity and flexibility. People no longer tolerate workplaces that have an outdated corporate culture.
Even if people choose to stay in these kind of workplaces, or have little or no other choices, that business or endeavor is guaranteed to fail, and they will not be able to compete with more progressive and evolved workplaces.
No Reward Or Recognition Policy
From time to time, everyone needs a type of recognition for the efforts made and results accomplished within the company.
Sometimes, a kind word of gratitude, or just being acknowledged for the effort you put is enough.
It is good for a company to have a Policy of Staff Rewarding.
There are so many ways to reward your best personnel: paid vacation,bonus, company shares ,etc.
The list can go on!
If you have never been thanked or noticed in a job, you are likely to feel invisible and worthless.
Deciding to quit your job can be the easiest option for you.
When people are generally unhappy in a workplace, it is evident the very minute you walk through the door.
People are usually cynical, impolite, and will find any excuse to avoid being productive.
There are no consequences for poor productivity or incomplete and incompetent service, and eventually people start looking for an exit strategy.
Team building and union among workers are vital components to the success of any workplace, and individuals on every level need to genuinely care about each other and the common goals of the workplace.
When there is a breakdown in communication, nobody wants to be there anymore.
This is the perfect reason for someone to quit their job before the workplace starts to have an effect on their health.
Innovation and ideas are the heartbeat of an organization, and everyone should be given a chance to show an initiative.
Some workplaces are incredibly resistant to change, even if those changes will mean a major improvement in work practices or productivity.
People will often start a job with positive energy and idealism, which is quickly stopped by a management that is stale and lacks vision.
It usually is an autocratic management.
If so – stay away!
When your enthusiasm is starting to vanish, you do not only avoid taking risks and trying new things, you become forced to quit and find something new and better.
And more challenging.
When hierarchy is more important than the value of each and every person contributing to a pursuit, a workplace not only loses excellent opportunities for wisdom and sound judgement, but also crushes vital decision-making skills in its workers.
Strong leadership in a workplace should empower its staff to be self-reliant and conscientious for the greater good of the business.
Power struggles and mind games only work against the common goal and contribute to a toxic workplace.
Staff will quit by the dozens when they feel that they can’t be trusted to make even the most basic choices by themselves, if they need to get permission for every move they make.
Lazy and uneducated leadership forces good workers to quit dysfunctional workplaces.
Promoting The Wrong People
Some workplaces develop a culture of rewarding the wrong people.
Don’t know why?
There is an old saying : Good bosses will hire people who are smarter than them, but unfortunately, this is almost NEVER the case.
When boss has a big ego, he/she can feel threatened by anyone who shows better intelligence and ability.
What tends to happen is that people are promoted for their ability to be invisible and submissive, rather than innovative and competitive.
This protects the power structure rather than developing a system that has efficiency, capability, and professionalism as its goal.
This is such a bad policy to stick to!
For one company to grow into one big happy working family where everyone will get its chance to prove themselves, to be recognized and awarded in so many ways, employees must be heard and made to be a part of the team.
Yes, dear Big Bosses – you exist thanks to your employees and if you need to make changes – do them wisely, otherwise you may end up with losing all your best employees!
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