In times of low unemployment, employers are especially wary of losing good employees to other opportunities. Almost as risky is facing a situation in which the best employees lose their motivation and, thus, become less productive; eventually, they may also look for other jobs.
Here are some of the things employers do that may cause good employees to lose motivation:
- Changing an employee’s role without asking for his or her input first. Even if you think this is a promotion, it may not be a welcome change. This goes for any decisions that impact the employee, especially major decisions like changing his or her team, projects, or goals. This could even lead to fears about job security.