WARNING: Your Employees Could Never Leave You!

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Marvin Suwarso

Coach Marvin

Most business owners or managers that I’ve met would invariably tell me that they have challenges to retain their team. They are worried about having a high turnover rate and all the problems it brings such as constantly training someone, constant recruitment and constantly supervising the new people.

Let’s see what would happen if you don’t have to do those three activities: constant training, constant recruitment, and constant supervision. I thought of the following problems that could happen if no employees ever left our organization:

1. No upward growth. If all the senior people in the company never leaves, where would the bright up-and comers go?

2. The bad apples will rot. The longer the problem employees stay in your business, the more contagious the problem becomes. Raising your standards will be a much harder challenge.

3. Slow to change. The longer a group of people stay together, the larger the comfort zone around them will be. How quickly will they embrace change and innovation?

4. Lack of energy. How enthusiastic can someone be to do the same things over and over again. How enthusiastic would your team be? What’s the level of energy like?

Now let’s imagine your business for a second. What would be the effect if NOBODY in your business ever left you? What would your organization look like? What sort of environment would you find yourself in today? How many poor performers would still be in your business? How many people with poor attitudes would still be there?

Let me know in the comments below. Would love to hear your thoughts.

Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same things and expecting different results”, how about if we use the same employees all the time and then expect different results?

Enjoy the application of this knowledge in your business!

– Coach Marvin –

ActionCOACH South Jakarta business coaches  guide businesses in selecting and implementing effective and cost-efficient marketing strategies to boost results with a proven 17-week guarantee. For more information on business coaching, visit www.actioncoachsouthjakarta.com or  call 021 2567 5775 .

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  1. “Most business owners or managers that I’ve met would invariably tell me that they have challenges to retain their team. They are worried about having a high turnover rate and all the problems it brings such as constantly training someone, constant recruitment and constantly supervising the new people.”

    With all due respect, I think you have made a false assumption on what their true concern is.

    Business owners or managers are worried about having a high turnover rate of their TOP performers and I believe none of them will put much concern about their average or low performers. As a matter of fact, most of them would be very happy to see their average or (especially) low performers to leave the company voluntarily and immediately.

    In this modern era, the real challenge for business owners or managers is engaging and retaining their high performers, not necessarily with more monetary compensation, but with other (intangible) non-monetary things, such as flexible hours, supportive work environment, more vacation days or maybe just a full authority and responsibility to finish the project with the expected results.

    Create a fun but very demanding work culture to weed out those low performers. Do not treat employees equally, but treat them fairly. It’s also one of the main responsibilities of business owners or managers to understand the high performers needs and wants in order to retain them for much longer.

    • You have made some excellent points in your comments! I love using extreme examples to draw out different thoughts.

      I particularly love your observation on how to treat your top employees equally, but fairly!

      Coach Marvin

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