Source | LinkedIn : BY Sudip Verma
Leading a business and organization does require CEOs and CHROs to have a thorough understanding of their businesses, customers, industry etc.
Obviously there are a number of questions that they frequently ask and seek answers for.
However, I believe, leaders will stand to benefit if they can seek answers to the following 3 questions. For these 3 questions will provide them exceptional insights about the organizational culture they are driving, consciously and unconsciously.
The 3 questions are:
1. Why do people join?
2. Why do people leave?
3. Why do people stay?
Let us dwell deeper into these 3 questions.
1) Why do people join?
“I want to damage the company I am joining.” Said no new hire ever.
It goes without saying that every new employee who joins an organization brings a lot of optimism to the table. They are excited about success – individual and collective. Research suggests that people are generally more engaged within the first few months of their joining an organization.
It is, therefore, important to understand
– What kind of talent are we attracting?
– Are we successful in attracting the right kind of talent with relevant skills, experience, education and aptitude?
– How are we perceived by potential hires?
– Is that how we want to be perceived?
– What is it that drive people to join us?
2) Why do people leave?
Much as we would want our talent to continue working for us forever, attrition is a business reality that cannot be brushed aside. Since attrition will always be practically above 0 let us focus on understanding the aspects of attrition.