Guest Author: Chandra Chakravarthi, Aptify
Question for you: What keeps you happy at work? It doesn’t have to be just one thing. It could be a multitude of reasons such as the people you work with, your job itself, the benefits, just to name some.
Here’s a follow up question: Is your organization doing something (significant that is) that could be driving you away from it? You don’t have to answer that out loud, of course, but just think about it for a minute.
We spend a lot of time at work. Oftentimes, we spend more time on the job than we do with our families, significant others, or friends. So it’s of utmost importance that your association has a strong work culture that values its staff. After all, if your association staff is happy, then it motivates them to get their jobs done, which in turn positively impacts your organization’s bottom line.
However, when someone at your organization quits, it can really shake up the dynamic—especially if that person was on your team. Realistically, people are going to quit for various reasons, but if your organization places a strong emphasis on staff retention, then it leaves your association staff feeling less likely to leave and develops a stronger sense of loyalty.
So what causes them to leave? While every organization is different and there is no perfect formula for retaining people, we’ve compiled a few that might account for unhappy staff members.