We have all witnessed it. Some really well-liked, productive employee suddenly tenders his or her resignation, or maybe just doesn’t show up for work one day. The workplace quickly becomes abuzz with rumors of why the person quit. If the rumors are accurate then the reason most often lies with the newly resigned employee’s manager. After all, there is a whole heck of a lot of truth to the old adage that “Employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers.”
And here are the 7 Deadly Sins that managers commit to cause these resignations. Sadly, all of these can be easily avoided.
1. An insensitivity to Job Stress and a lack of work/life balance. The manager keeps piling the work on the employee, expecting more and more completed work. Simply put, they overwork their people. This leads to both burnout and resignation. In fact, fully 40% of all resignations are tendered due to job stress and a lack of “life” balance. This sin is even more poignant as it relates to attracting, engaging, and retaining Millennials who are “working to live,” as opposed to the Boomers who were “living to work.”
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