Staff turnover is a cause for concern at any time. But, in 2021, concern turned to widespread panic as quit rates soared across the country. This phenomenon reached such proportions that it earned a nickname: The Great Resignation.
In normal circumstances, organizational culture tends to be steady and stable. Cultural changes are an evolutionary process, often unfolding over several years, with a change management project structure to guide things along.
You can tell when a company has a great culture. There's an unmistakable buzz in the office, as an energized group of people work together to do amazing things. Everybody just clicks.
Managing a team has never been more challenging than it is right now. If you're a leader, the chances are that you've witnessed a drop in engagement recently, as your pandemic-weary staff yearns for a break. Meanwhile, you're probably worried about the impact of The Great Resignation and whether you're at risk of losing your best people.
On an average working day in America, only one in three employees are fully engaged with their job. That's according to the latest data from Gallup, which shows that average engagement spiked during the pandemic, but is now back at normal levels. And, in most offices, normal is bad.
Keeping hold of your best staff has always been a challenge. Experienced managers have a whole toolkit of techniques they use to identify retention risks and minimize staff turnover rates. But those techniques often involve face-to-face contact with the team. What happens when you’re trying to manage a group of remote workers?