I was working with an organization a few weeks ago on a coaching assignment. They’ve been experiencing quite a bit of attrition within their technology teams and the discussion inevitably went to root causes. Several leaders at the client were confused about the drivers behind it.
One of them said that they had sat down with several developers before they left and everything seemed fine. They talked about the developers concerns and tried to address every one. They felt that there were “tuned into” the team and were trusted. They just couldn’t understand why folks were leaving without giving them an earlier warning…and more importantly, a chance to address their concerns.
Here’s another interesting ‘twist’ to the plot.