The most valuable resource on earth is not oil, gold, water, or land. Instead, our capacity for expanding human knowledge, skill and ability is our greatest resource. Throughout human history we have learned to overcome scarcity and adversity through the application of innovation.
By default then, any organisation can be stronger by retaining its greatest and brightest. Experience is the greatest loss to any organisation by means of of its personnel moving on.
Some of the key areas organisations fail to retain are easily identified and managed, but poorly implemented. Individuals leave organisations because of poor direct managers and supervisors more often than they leave because of their actual jobs.
While there’s plenty of well-known and documented methods to retain great personnel, it’s easily explained in a single sentence.
“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”
― Richard Branson
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