I was just reading one of Phillip Humbert’s newsletter. In it he states that the leader’s most important job is to get the employees to come back tomorrow. “As boss, your key task is to see that your people are well served, well maintained, well trained, and well respected. Without that, everything else is just a pause until they move on.” Thoughts?
Joe Kerr: What do people want from me? They get a pay check don’t they? They get a nice PC, and how about the free coffee? It’s like being a kid in a candy store around here. What more do they want? I’ve had enough of the excessive pandering. They just don’t know how good they have it. If they want to move on, screw ‘em. In fact, that’s just what I do. When they give me two weeks notice I kick ‘em the hell out the next day. Seeya!
Wanda B. Goode: It certainly is true that the people do the work. Time spent constantly backfilling positions and training new people could be much better spent elsewhere. That’s for sure.
Of course on the flip side, it’s the people that aren’t the best that seem willing to hang on forever, and that’s not a good thing. They need to be dealt with, and the right people need to be treated as Dr. Humbert indicates above.