What makes someone stay with a company or organization for a long time? As we’re doing The Dream Employee process with companies (both public and private), one of the things we’re learning and figuring out is what makes people stay.
We are finding as we interview people and take them through The Dream Employee process, that when we see someone who’s been with an organization 5, 10, 15, 20, even 30 years, and we ask them why they have been there so long, we consistently hear the reason is because they feel acknowledged.
They are acknowledged, first of all, for the work that they’re doing and the contribution they’re making in the business.
And number two, they’re appreciated for what they’ve done — their contribution, the value that they’re bringing to the company or the organization.
So as a leader, manager, CEO, or business owner,i f you can remember those two things — ACKNOWLEDGE and APPRECIATE your employees — it will extend the life of really good employees!!
That’s our thought for today. If you have any comments or thoughts on this, let me know. Make it a great day and we’ll talk to you soon.