There are many reasons why good employees quit and go to another company, perhaps even the competition. Most reasons start with management, and most are preventable. Good people don’t leave good companies, they leave bad managers. Here are seven reasons. Are they prevalent in your organization?

  • Management requires one person to do the work of two or more people, which translates into longer hours and weekend jobs. This becomes a moral killer not only for the person but also for the team.
  • Management does not allow the rank and file to make decisions about their work. Therefore, employees view their work as just a job rather than developing enthusiasm and pride of ownership.
  • Management is constantly reorganizing, moving people, and constantly changing direction. Therefore, employees do not know what is happening, what the priorities are and what they should do.
  • Management does not take the time to clarify its decisions. For example, it rejects the work once it is finished, damaging the morale and esteem of those who prepared it.
  • Management alienates staff by promoting someone who lacks the necessary training and / or experience to supervise. This leads employees to feel that management shows favoritism and so why do a good job?
  • Management encourages departments to compete with each other while preaching teamwork and cooperation. Therefore, employees become cynical and only strive on what they see that management wants, not what they say.
  • Management throws a tantrum, points fingers, and blames when things go wrong. Therefore, employees do not want to be on the other end of the barrage of negativity.