I spoke to a candidate recently who was really unhappy in their current role. They felt the business had shifted its vision significantly and that what had once mattered to the business no longer did. This candidate brought these concerns to their manager in the hopes it would be rectified or at the very least given some serious thought however, regrettably nothing changed. They felt they weren’t being listened to, cared for and most importantly, felt undervalued.
I hear these stories all too often and it is clear that managers are not listening to the ones who matter most; their people. These are genuine reasons as to why great people leave companies, and interestingly, they are easily preventable. The saying rings true; people don’t quit a job, they quit a boss.
As a Leader, Senior Manager, Boss, CEO, Director (Whatever your title); when you are approached by someone you manage, are you:
– Listening to them?
– Making them feel heard?
– Being empathetic?
– Reassuring them?
– Genuinely taking their feedback on board?
– Actioning positive changes?