Motivating employees is a very essential issue. There is a need for extra motivation when it comes to “successful” employees. Because successful employees demonstrate good performance under certain conditions. They may even perform well above their capacity if everything works perfectly. On the other hand, presence of better job options for successful employees, absence of motivation and constant problems may cause the company to lose its successful employees. So why do companies lose their successful employees? What cab be done to stem the tide? Here are the answers...
Our brain functions with a reward mechanism. That’s why the dopamine hormone is colloquially known as the “reward hormone”. This hormone is released when we achieve something and get certain things in return. Since this is how our body functions normally, we want to succeed in doing things and gain something in return. Accordingly, successful employees also want to be rewarded when they accomplish something like everybody else. Because that is the source of motivation to move on to the next task. There are many types of rewards, including a pay rise, a pre-organized vacation, a small gift and an unexpected premium. However, communication is what matters the most when it comes to rewarding. Accurate communication is the greatest reward. Therefore, it is quite important to thank successful employees and provide them with positive feedback. What other rewards can be given is at the discretion of the manager.
Poor organizational chart
Poor organizational chart gives rise to mobbing. What does this exactly mean? In today’s world, the organizational chart is not as precise in creative or more relaxed offices as it is in more traditional companies. That means there are no clearly defined hierarchies, which stems from the idea of “We are a family”. But in this case, corporations must fully enforce the idea of “We are a family”. Otherwise successful employees may feel abused, like being given orders that shouldn’t be given, doing jobs that shouldn’t be done, or hearing things that shouldn’t be heard under the roof of a family. Therefore, if an office is referred to as a family, the concept of family must be experienced to the fullest. Everybody must take the bull by the horns and bear no bad feelings. Even if there is a small problem with the family concept, the organizational chart, the hierarchy must be determined precisely.
Promotions not based on merit, and wrong recruitment decisions
Successful employees work hard and are not concerned with what is happening around them. But the injustice of some actions is so great that they are noticed by successful employees. Wrong recruitment decisions and ill-managed promotions are among these. They might all lead to loss of successful employees. In such cases, employees assess the situation and start to think about how much, if at all, the company cares about them. And successful employees get drowned in negative thoughts if the process is mot managed well due to poor communication at the management level. Therefore, companies must consider the promotion of successful employees, be delicate when hiring someone for a superior position, and pay particular attention to internal promotions.
Too much or too little work
As with other employees, successful employees have significant balances in their lives. Successful employees may have hobbies, or want to spend time with their family or visit their favorite places. Pushing the limits of successful employees will lead to an imbalance between work life and private life. Such imbalance will cause a decrease in performance and lead to loss of motivation.
Even though the management does not provide any source of motivation source for the employee, the employee may find it on his/her own. This is the survival instinct. Disappearance of the motivation source may result in the employee leaving the company. On the other hand, assigning only a few tasks to successful employees will cause the employee to get bored, question his/her value and get lost in bad thoughts. Therefore, the work capacity of an employee must be determined precisely.
And other reasons...
Widespread gossip, unhealthy office conditions, insufficient office facilities, absence of an environment that allows for self-development are among other reasons why companies lose successful employees.
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