People are more likely to quit when they have a horrible boss. But in a recent study, most people who left a job said they were mostly okay with their manager. The decision to exit was because of the work. They left when their job wasn’t enjoyable, their strengths weren’t being used and they weren’t growing in their careers.
Source: Harvard Business Review, January 11, 2018.
Managers can play a major role in designing motivating, meaningful jobs. The best go out of their way to help people do work they enjoy — even if it means rotating them out of roles where they’re excelling.
INSIGHTS: Crafting a job for enjoyment and use of an employee’s strengths can be demanding on a manager’s time upfront. The reward is on the back side with less time spent managing that employee while she/he is producing greater results. Invest now for greater yields in the future.