BE INCLUSIVE WITH YOUR TEAM IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THEM

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Employees do not leave companies, they leave supervisors. 

 

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Original content by Grant Schneider

Why do people leave jobs? There are certainly any number of reasons. We certainly will not deny a very attractive opportunity. The money and the opportunity certainly must be worth staying. We know that it is important to our business success to have an engaged team dedicated to working together for a group result. So why do so many employees leave, or worse, why do they stay and become a drag on the organization?

Here is a sobering fact. Employees do not leave companies, they leave supervisors. Many supervisors believe that if only the pay and fringe benefits were better their best employees would stay. I would not deny the compensation is important. However, people who are truly engaged with their company and their team have a sense of belonging. They will not leave for a slightly better offer.

It is really no different for real estate agents or assistants than it is for corporate employees.

We have a diverse workforce in 2020. It is not enough to recruit from a diverse pool of candidates. Once hired, people need a reason to stay. They need to be engaged and feel free to make a contribution, be creative, and not fear failing.

On the other hand, employees who are disengaged with their workplace and with the work they do can drag down team performance. Employees who are disengaged show up for work, but they leave their hearts and minds somewhere else.

The book "First Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently" by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman used data collected over 25 years with a million employees to identify the basic roles of a great leader/manager. They identified 12 questions which have been used by the Gallup organization. The potential effect of great leadership was summarized in the 12 questions employees ask. How do you feel about these questions?

  1. Do I know what is expected of me at work?
  2. Do I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right?
  3. At work, do I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day?
  4. In the last seven days, have I received recognition or praise for doing good work?
  5. Does my supervisor or someone at work seem to care about me as a person?
  6. Is there someone at work who encourages my development?
  7. At work, do my opinions seem to count?
  8. Does the mission/purpose of my company make me feel my job is important?
  9. Are my co-workers committed to doing quality work?
  10. Do I have a best friend at work?
  11. In the last six months, has someone at work talked to me about my progress?
  12. This last year, have I had the opportunity at work to learn and grow?

Generations in the workplace

I presented results to a client recently. The response was, “Wait a minute that’s stupid. I pay very well I expect loyalty. And remember, I am the boss.” Well, how has that been working out for you? Is it time to stop wasting all the money on things that don’t work? Is it time to keep your best employees from leaving?  BUILD AN ENGAGED WORKFORCE BY BEING INCLUSIVE.

Are you ready to build an inclusive workforce are free to succeed and make mistakes?

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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

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Comments (8)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Grant Schneider

Jul 27, 2020 04:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

 

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Jul 27, 2020 04:55 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Just commented on this post. Grant nailed it! Enjoy your day!

Jul 27, 2020 04:55 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
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That happens pretty much everyone's life unless you own the company.

We certainly will not deny a very attractive opportunity. The money and the opportunity certainly must be worth staying. We know that it is important to our business success to have an engaged team dedicated to working together for a group result.

Jul 27, 2020 06:22 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Roy Kelley - thanks so much for re blogging this. Stay cool today 

Jul 27, 2020 06:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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Jul 27, 2020 08:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

 

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Jul 27, 2020 08:37 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy,

What a nice choice for a re-blog your Sir "ness" Roy. I just read Grant Schneider post and commented.  A

Jul 27, 2020 12:29 PM