How to retain productive employees
When a productive employee speaks out his mind to you, he feels a sense of relief as his pent up energies are released. That sense of listening on your part also binds him to your organisation. He also feels emboldened to do more good work for your organi
Prof DC Sharma
Arecent trend among really productive employees is emerging, they intend to leave the job on finding a better opportunity. Such development, if continued for long, really tells uponthe health of an organisation. Should the officers at the helm of affairs keep sitting watching such a drama? If drastic steps to retain such really productive employees are not taken in time, a day will come when the said organisation shall have to close down.
Research has established that productive employees hate monotony. Being creative, such employees love the job that develops more creative skills in them. Thus, in order to retain productive employees why not the organisations allow them to pursue their goals by trying some new things? Why should not they be allowed even to try doing things in novel ways which provide them creative satisfaction, yes, even offer them a new sense of confidence develop-
ing their skills further still?
Listen to him
To retain a really productive employee, good organisations always create an opportunity to listen to him, but beware! Never listen to him in a casual manner. Listen to him with rapt attention. You don’t know how constructive ideas he has to offer until you listen to him with attention. When he speaks out his mind to you, he also feels a sense of relief as his pent up energies are released. That sense of listening on your part also binds him to your organisation. He also feels emboldened to do more good work for your organisation, and he further develops the desire to do much more.
Good salary, perks help
Research has shown that 32% really productive employees tend to start their own independent business. But when they are offered really high salary plus good perks along with independence, which they intend to get in their own business, they drop the idea to leave. This genuine sense of freedom gets them retained. They even realise that starting their own business would not be that easy as they imagine it to be.
A sense of satiety that productive employees find while working for long in the same organisation, can be replaced into pleasure once when they are offered interdepartmental transfers. Thus, while they meet new faces, new personalities, and even get the newer desks, they feel a sense of joy in performing their duties. That kind of a real change boosts their morale and they get a new type of training, as they have to work with hands which have got a different type of training than theirs. When the really productive employees are not allowed to move out of their place of work they get demotivated, and hence intend to leave the organisation. So in order to retain really productive employees, they must be allowed to go out to get training of their choice, or it would be much better if they be sent out for getting the best possible training in order to develop their skills and talents. The amount, thus, spent on developing their human resources would bring the organisation dividends. In that case productive employees rarely feel even the least sense of leaving.
Create social circles
Really productive employees often leave an organisation due to social reasons too. In an organisation where there are no social circles is not considered a suitable one for development. That’s why all leading organisations provide opportunities to create social circles, clubs and even cooperative societies to cater to their all round needs and requirements. That type of set up builds a sense of cooperation among officers and subordinates and helps develop various skills and qualities among the employees.
An organisation where the officers are of a friendly nature helps retain really productive employees. Such officers help encourage productive employees to be much more productive. They even help groom the talents and skills of their employees. When really productive employees find such kind and cooperative officers, they never think of leaving at all. All wise and productive officers know that really productive employees are the real asset of an organisation. Prof Sharma is a Kangra-based psychologist and a noted career expert with more than 40 years’ experience. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (email@example.com)