Inoculate Your Team From The Great Resignation
Most leaders have been treading water for the last 18+ months to keep things going. But as the pandemic evolves into an endemic, it’s time to start thinking about how to engage your team in a more meaningful way. The alternative? Risk losing them to the Great Resignation.
While most of what is written on this topic focuses on those who are leaving, I suggest you pay close attention to those who are staying!
There are a few critical factors that contribute to retention:
- Give your team the autonomy needed to influence the outcome of their work. Let them determine how they are going to achieve the objectives you define.
- Inspire them to consistently grow as professionals and create opportunities for them to do so. When people see leaders investing in their growth, they are willing to tolerate a lot.
- Make sure they understand and believe in the vision and strategy of the company. If they see the role they play in the bigger picture, they will feel a more meaningful connection to the work.
There are no substitutes for these things. And while they may not protect you from losing everyone, they will increase your chance of keeping most people you really need.