Why do the best employees leave?

– Survey by Cameron L. Morrissey – Published by Egypt Business

Why do the best employees leave?

It’s not overwork or lack of challenge, it’s the work environment that gets most to your best employees, a Morrissey survey concluded.

Toxic environment and lack of communication are more likely to make you lose your best employees rather than work overload! This were the results of a survey by Cameron L. Morrissey, bestselling author of The “7 Deadly Sins of Leadership.”

More than 40% of the respondents stated that a toxic work environment can drive the best employees away, followed by lack of recognition (35%).

Lack of challenge, passion or purpose came at the last 2 places with 10 and 13% respectively. While elements of trust, bureaucracy and accountability hovered around the middle.

The toxic environment at work can be driven by unhealthy competitiveness, lack of teamwork, lack of purpose and vision or a style of leadership that frustrates employees rather than motivates them.

This can be tackled by paying attention to your employees, focusing on hiring not only talents and capabilities but also employees that would complement the harmony of the team.

Working on having a healthy work environment can help keep your best employees aboard.


About Amr Badran

An Egyptian Business Consultant and Corporate Trainer since 1997. I've trained on Management, Leadership and Soft Skills to thousands of people from many nationalities, backgrounds and professions in more than 10 countries across the Middle and Far East. I've also provided my consultancy service for issues of Strategic Planning, Marketing, Sales and Capacity Building. Holder of an MBA and a Candidate for Doctorate in Business. Find more about my Management and Personal Skills Courses at AmrBadran.com and feel free contacting me at Amr@AmrBadran.com
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6 Responses to Why do the best employees leave?

  1. pool says:

    That is true ,many organisation may not think beyond that yet its abig factor

  2. Amani says:

    P.S : meant more clarification about micromanaged and how it leads to a toxic environment. Thank you

  3. Amani says:

    Interesting 👍🏻👍🏻but please can you cite examples about both toxic environment and micromanaged. Appreciated.

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