What’s In This Episode:
Jill and Brad are talking about what to do when one of your team quits! What hurts more: the ego punch or the extra work? (Brad’s voting for extra work.)
“I don’t want them to have loyalty to me. I want them to have loyalty to the mission.” – Brad
It does hurt when one of your team members quits. You get used to them being reliable and a good employee. When they leave, you have to cover their responsibilities while hiring someone else. It’s a lot to take on.
Does loyalty factor into it? Jill seems to think so. Brad disagrees.
“When employees collaborate with the boss, I would hope that the employee doesn’t look at it as a transactional experience in their day.” – Jill
At Anchor Advisors, the greater good is to help small business owners run their business because they believe small business is a better place to work. A better offer is not always the best idea. So ideally, creating an environment of trust where employees can talk about their dissatisfaction helps to cultivate engagement. Hopefully, that means a team member wouldn’t quit unnecessarily. But if they found an opportunity that worked out better for them, Brad understands.
How have you dealt with the transitional period when employees quit? Let us know! Listen in!»
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