Haris Ahmed Chicago Management Consultant: Failure to Adapt Encourages Employee Turnover
Haris Ahmed, founder of Chicago-based Pragmatium Consulting, Inc, has helped countless organizations get back on track be developing strategies that will, for the most part, improve performance and productivity. Most of the time, the issues that surround the organization’s lackluster performance are closely linked to a failure to adapt to changing times and trends. Business landscapes are dynamic and ever evolving. An organization that remains “stuck in the past” may soon find itself failing to deliver what their customers expect; and not only that, but what their employees expect and deserve as well.
Most of the time, an organization’s failure to adapt to change becomes the primary reason why employees leave. Ever wonder why some companies are experiencing quick employee turnover rates? The general reason is that employees no longer see any future for them with the company, and they can’t find the motivation, inspiration, or fulfillment in their workplace.
Adopting new technology
Leaders must understand that their employees are evolving too and when they feel that the organization no longer serves their new or higher purpose, they leave without a second thought. One of the most noticeable changes that businesses have finally learned to adopt is technology. Businesses, large and small, have an online presence nowadays. And most of the time, they do not opt for just one platform; case in point, social media.
But technological advancements in the workplace isn’t restricted to online presence alone. The more significant and vital technological change that not a lot of companies have taken seriously is virtual training. In a nutshell, virtual training platforms afford employees the opportunity to hone their skills and develop new ones at their own pace and space. By giving employees the opportunity to expand their knowledge, learn new practices and processes, and adapt changes that would streamline the workflow, organizational leaders are giving the impression that they are invested in their employees’ growth and advancement.
Adapting to change is a key factor in employee retention
When employees feel that their company wants to see them succeed, it encourages loyalty, and more importantly, it inspires and motivates them to always give their best. In other words, you get what you give, and when you give the best opportunities for your employees, you get their best performance as well.
Encouraging employee growth and advancement creates a chain reaction that will benefit all parties concerned in the end. And it all starts with acknowledging that change is happening at a much faster pace now, and then taking positive steps to adapt to these changes, innovate your own, or infuse key elements of various changes and trends that are beneficial to the employees into the workplace.
Overall, adapting to change creates a win-win situation.
An exceptional organizational leader will know which changes to adapt, which ones to forgo, and which ones can be delayed until they’re more ripe for picking.
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