Instead of asking your employees that have quit why they’re leaving, consider asking the good ones what would make them stay. This article from Curtis Odom of entrepreneur.com explains an interesting idea that can help with talent retention.
In the previous post, I talked about appealing to both head and heart. That’s just the starting point. Once you have gotten the head and heart to say yes to change, you need to clearly define what it looks like, and how it is going to be achieved.
Author Alfie Kohn, described as America’s most outspoken critic of competition, writes: ‘Punishment and rewards are two sides of the same coin. Rewards have a punitive effect because they, like outright punishment, are manipulative.