Many of the problems existing in varying organizations today come from piss poor leadership and management. While great leaders encourage their employees to reach their full potential and help their organizations surpass their goals, weak managers push their employees away to the point where many jump ship.
According to Greg Savage, mostly, people don’t change jobs solely for money. They rarely resign on a whim or in a fit of anger. They joined the company because they believed it was right for them and wanted it to be right. Something, at some point, made it wrong. And if you really take the time to dig into their real reasons for leaving — and you should — you will find that it’s not “the company” they blame. It’s not the location, or the team, or the database or the air-conditioning. It’s the leadership!
So, next time you get a resignation, resist the temptation to laugh it off as “another dumbo who doesn’t get us.” It’s not the departing employee who doesn’t “get it.” It’s not the company they are leaving; it’s the leadership.