Recent research in organizational behavior suggests there is a point at which salary stops mattering so much to workers and intrinsic things like workplace culture begin to matter more.
Even in minimum wage jobs high turnover is rarely due to dissatisfaction in pay. Most people who leave minimum wage jobs are people seeking different minimum wage jobs. Why? Because the work environment is unbearable.
It doesn’t matter what kind of workforce you are trying to manage, whether it is a Fortune 500 sales force or a team of fry cooks at a local diner. The atmosphere you create for your team will likely determine whether they are a healthy, productive family, or a bitterly resentful bunch just biding their time while they concoct an exit strategy.
Leaders and managers of businesses large and small do many things without realizing it may adversely impact their workplace cultures. Here are some things to avoid:
1. Offer poor training.
No one really knows what they’re supposed to do. You hire people and expect them to jump right in. Then, when they inevitably make mistakes, you yell at them for doing it wrong.
2. Have unclear expectations.