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Why do people choose some organisations over others?

People quit their jobs or look for switching jobs almost everyday.

 Leaving one’s current job can be highly stressful and difficult; not only for the employee itself but also for the company. 

Since it is evident; that people are extremely different, the reason why people quit their jobs highly differs from one another as well. 

Reasons why people leave their jobs can be much more serious than just looking for a pay raise or a better position; people also choose to join another company for the sake of their emotional well-being or safety. 

In this article, various reasons why people choose some organisations over others will be highlighted.

Most of the people in 2008–2011 preferred job security over cool benefits, an amazing office, or the environment.

5 reasons why people choose some organizations over others.

1. Bad Management

 A managerial position usually puts a person in the position of authority, and any worker can be promoted irrespective of their skill level, many organizations make the mistake of promoting the wrong people into managerial positions, who may not serve to be the right fit for the job.  

A manager is a leadership role and requires skills such as interpersonal communications as well as the technical skills that are required for the job.

However, not all managers have these skills or have had the right training to acquire them. Many organizations have managers that do not give constructive feedback or coaching, but instead, scream at or ridicule the employees they’re supposed to guide. In addition, unclear expectations can leave employees confused and frustrated which in turn makes them want to leave an organization.

2. Focus on one’s weaknesses

Most people take up a career in the field that they are best at and they themselves feel comfortable and connected with.

Perhaps an employee started at his/ her current job under the impression that it would let him/ her put his unique strengths into play to do fulfilling work. 

When he/ she began work and started learning the ins and outs of his/ her job, one realized that instead of playing to your strengths, the position requires skills and strengths that aren’t in line with who one is.

Situation as such can leave a person doubting oneself, either one can overcome those weaknesses, learn the skills and strengths required and train accordingly, or if it is extremely unbearable to work in a role as such, one might consider switching. 

3. Meaningfulness of the job

Every employee wants to do something that makes a difference, something that contributes to something bigger than themselves. Ambitious and doable. It is the duty of the managers to form that vision for their employees to not only feel like they are achieving their targets but also feel like they are making a significant difference in the company by doing what they do the best.  When employees do not connect with their work or feel that their work has no value then they will look for a job that paints the opposite picture for them. 

4. Excessive or too little work

Good employees are often asked to take on many tasks, this happens because mostly they are hard working and take initiative to always do more than what they were initially asked to do. Extra tasks and workload can cause a good employee to work long hours, causing frustration, exhaustion and lack of motivation, which could ultimately lead to total burnout. In the same manner, a very good worker might encounter a worker’s block when they are given too little work to do and when asked to take on new tasks it results in boredom and a lack of fulfilment. 

More work or bigger projects come very often with more responsibilities. Adding more tasks and not giving employees the right level of guidance or ownership only leads to frustration. 

5. Lack of rewards or benefits

Employees work eight hours a day with general hardships and hurdles, without being recognized or well compensated, disentitlement is bound to follow. When an organization has no bonuses or benefits, and employees go unrecognised, it significantly reduces loyalty. Bonuses that were promised but not delivered would definitely not encourage employees to make any extra effort or work more hours if needed. For any company to encourage workers to stay, it should recognize and encourage its employees financially and publicly or else they will be forced to look elsewhere.

People who feel appreciated and are noticed and recognized become more productive.

However these reasons alone, may or may not be the reason why  one company’s workforce would rather prefer other organizations, these reasons would help one recognize that employees need to be taken care of like an organization’s family members, be it old or new workers. Empathy and warmth towards employees makes them feel comfortable and safe, which will make them form a connection with your company and work harder.

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