I agree that employees leave managers not their companies.
Managers impact so much of employees work experience. Good managers have
significant control over team’s performance. Manager can either focus on their
strengths or positive aspects or damage the morale. A lot depends on leadership
of a manger. A good manager engages the employees in team that drives the
performance. Manager can impact commitment and happiness of their team.
When a manager does not communicate openly with employees,
they feel disconnected. communication makes employee feel connected with
purpose of work and on what they need to know. If an employee feels comfortable
coming to the manager about issues outside work that means they are more
engaged. There are instances when managers felt uncomfortable talking to their
employees. Managers should take the lead and communicate with the employees
with confidence. It is the job of every manager to continue the flow of
information from up and down the organization.
Employees want to grow
through learning and development in any company. If managers does not have
growth discussions with employees, they will certainly feel discouraged. Lack
of learning opportunities destroys employee’s self-confidence and creates doubt
in employees minds. As a manger can easily make out what are strengths and
weaknesses of a employee, he should have clear and structured plan of growth
for an employee. It will also strengthen employee manger bond. Training
programs doesn’t have to be expensive but they need to be intentional and
reflect the employee interests. Ignoring growth aspect of an employee leads to
boredom in current roles and employee looks for challenge in other company.
Every employee wants feedback on the work they have done.
Nobody wants their work to go un noticed or un appreciated. No one wants to go for the extra mile, if it
does not get noticed. Appreciation has big impact on how an employee feel about
work and is directly related to employee engagement. When employee feel
unappreciated they will go elsewhere to get recognition. Managers who
appreciates their employees get more output from their team. When mangers
appreciate employees, they go that extra mile to experiment and innovate which
keeps the thought of leaving the company out of their mind. Employees should be provided with mix of
feedback and appreciation from mangers. Often managers are tempted to take the
credit for their team work. When a manager takes credit for their work,
employee feels frustrated as their work is gone unnoticed.
Great mangers boost employee productivity and have bigger
impact on high performing employees, which in turn have a bigger impact on
bottom line of the company.