While pondering over 3 of the top reasons people leave a job or organisation, it’s easy for me to draw on my own experiences. It reinforces just how powerful connection and interaction with people in our work-life really is.
1. Manager – I’ve left 2 jobs because of “creative differences” with my manager/leadership team. It’s important to note that one of these jobs provided a great salary package and benefits.
2. Co-workers – I’ve desperately wanted to leave 2 positions because of “differing opinions” with colleagues. My productivity was low, absenteeism at an all time high, and my energy was zapped by those difficult interactions – leaving me tired and anxious even at home.
3. Purpose – out of the 5 organisations I’ve been employed by, the one I connected with the most was the one I knew, with crystal clarity, what their purpose was and how my job directly aligned with that purpose. I knew why I was going to work and what we were achieving together. A very powerful (and successful) combination.
The first two points above have nothing to do with my actual job/tasks/position and everything to do with connection (or rather disconnection) with those around me. The third point, while it may not seem like it at first, actually has everything to do with the person steering the ship.
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