When your most passionate employees become quiet, it’s a signal that something is out of alignment. People don’t lose their motivation and inspiration overnight; it’s always a combination of small and big things that creeps into the organization slowly and consistently over time.
Has the company moved away from its purpose and vision? Is there open and honest communication? Has the leadership stayed true to the values of the company? What about empathy? Does the leadership value empathy and recognize this as a critical aspect of their leadership?
When you have a team passionate, inspired, and motivated to help the company achieve its vision while fulfilling its purpose, you must do everything in your power to ensure that this team keeps this vibe. Otherwise, you run the risk of pushing away great talent while settling for mediocrity.