Why good employees Leave?- David W. Richard

A Study came up with this surprising finding: If you’re losing good people, look to their immediate supervisor. More than any other single reason, he is the reason people stay and thrive in an organization. And he’s the reason why they quit, taking their knowledge, experience and contacts with them. Often, straight to the competition.

“People leave managers not companies,” write the authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, ” So much money has been thrown at the challenge of keeping good people – in the form of better pay, better perks and better training – when, in the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue.”

If you have a turnover problem, look first to your managers and supervisors.

Beyond a point, an employee’s primary  need has less to do with money, and more to do with how he’s treated and how valued he feels. Much of this depends directly on the immdediate manager.

– David W. Richard

Curt Coffman, MBA, co-author of the bestselling book First Break all the Rules, what the world's greatest managers do differently (with Marcus Buckingham). Formerly, he served as Global Practice Leader of Employee and Customer Engagement at The Gallup Organization.
Curt Coffman, MBA, co-author of the bestselling book First Break all the Rules, what the world’s greatest managers do differently (with Marcus Buckingham). Formerly, he served as Global Practice Leader of Employee and Customer Engagement at The Gallup Organization.
Marcus Buckingham is a British author, motivational speaker and business consultant
Marcus Buckingham is a British author, motivational speaker and business consultant
David Weston Richards is the CEO and Editorial Director of Australian technology publisher 4SquareMedia. He publishes Smarthouse, SmartHouse News, SmartOffice, and ChannelNews
David Weston Richards is the CEO and Editorial Director of Australian technology publisher 4SquareMedia. He publishes Smarthouse, SmartHouse News, SmartOffice, and ChannelNews