Ending the Revolving Door Syndrome

Do these statements sound familiar?


  • “Our good employees are leaving the company as quickly as we train them.”
  • “We’re stressed out from being understaffed.”
  • “We’re losing too many people.”

What can companies do to keep good people?  Let’s get started to https://syanetsugaiheki.com/with these 5 ideas:

1. Make people feel included

Do you hear your coworkers saying, “Our leaders are always in meetings and inaccessible.  They don’t include us in decisions that affect us and our customers/members.”  Solicit coworkers for their ideas on improving the work environment, inter-departmental relations, and procedures.  Report your findings … and watch how the changes can affect morale!

2. Use both constructive feedback and positive reinforcement

I’ve learned from research that good people are ridiculed just because they have constructive ideas on how to improve their department or company.  People need to give both positive recognition and constructive feedback to get good results.  Good morale is built when people are told they’re doing a good job … and what they can do to do even better.  Try writing a note a week to a coworker – especially when someone took risks, calmed an irate customer, or attended a workshop.


3. Make the environment as productive as possible

·         Partner new employees with veteran staff members so they can learn from each other.  This stops the we vs. they syndrome.

·         Find the team’s greatest assets and weakest links.  Ask what team members need from each other and other departments in order to be successful.  Then watch the team soar!

·         Learn a technique called Be Direct with Respect®.  It encourages people to tell others what they need to hear, not necessarily what they want to hear.  Be Direct with Respect® is done in a positive manner to build rapport and relationships.

·         Create a ‘boost the morale’ committee.  Hold theme days, hold a talent contest, pipe in music, but most of all … FIRST find out what the department members consider fun!