Showing posts from February, 2012

Forbes: Why Companies Lose Top Talent

Interesting article on Forbes titled " Top Ten Reasons Why Large Companies Fail To Keep Their Best Talent ". As a person whose changed jobs a number of times in my career, many of these items rang true. Here are the ones I identified most closely with: 1. Bureaucracy - it a shame when corporate politics and policies get in the way of delivering the best products we can to our customers. This drives me crazy! 3. No Performance Reviews - we crave feedback on our work. We want to know if we're doing a good job and how we can do an even better job. 4. Lack of Career Development - who wouldn't want to hear that they fit into the company's future plans? 7. Tolerating Mediocrity - there's a reason why the Yankees are "The Yankees". Everyone wants to work with the best and for the best. "A rising tide lifts all boats" but when members of a team aren't accountable for pulling their weight, it can really sink morale and productiv