The exit interview is not the time to tell your manager that you would have stayed if..... When you are serious about your career, and really enjoy your job, except for one key component, take the time to talk before you resign.
While sometimes the grass is greener, more often than not you just inherit new issues at a new company.
It is a difficult labour market in South Africa right now, there is a skills shortage, and yet there are millions of people without jobs. Working for a stable company, with people you like, and a job you enjoy is important, and yet there are often those frustrations that give you itchy feet.
In your current position, your manager might really want to keep you, and be very interested in finding out what would make you a happier, more productive, employee. It is also sometimes much easier to have that conversation with somebody you already know, than have it in your first weeks in a new position.
When you know you have choices, as well as know that you …
Being an agile worker is still a work in
flexibility now a reality in the workplace?And is it really working? We keep
renaming it – remote, activity based and agile work being some of the current
assumption of control over one’s own time and deliverables does look like a
great way to work and live, and it seems to be is a high priority for those
entering the business world. There is
also the development of the agile work space, where people come to the office
each day, but don’t have a fixed work area.We used to call it hot desking back in the day and it met with mixed
success.Today, office designers have
started to create work spaces which are intended to encourage innovative
thought, cross departmental collaboration and improved productivity. My research
indicates that the mix of engaged and disengaged employees in an open plan
workspace does not always have the desired effect of the positive workers
influencing the culture.In fact, a case
study of a senior execut…
Does too much of a stretch impact motivation? Over many years of setting (and trying to achieve) targets and budgets, getting the balance right between stretch and motivation remains a challenge.
I love Jim Collins and Jerry Porras and their BHAGs in their great book, Built to Last, but if the goals are seen as unachievable too early in the business year, what then?
Is there a way for businesses to achieve success without budgets and targets in place?
Two old favourites " You can only manage what you can measure" and "People do what managers measure" suggest that they can't. I am sure there must be successful businesses with different methodologies, but most of us need to work towards something.
With that in mind, I think there needs to be stretch, and there needs to be a sense of achievability.
Why would you race against Usain Bolt unless you think you could win?
The same goes for budgets and targets, people need to believe they are possible.