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8 reasons that make exempt exemplary employees

8 reasons that make exempt exemplary employees

May 9, 2021

Even in the 21st century, organizations are far from being those efficiency machines in which offers and demands fit together perfectly, and the same happens in the internal sphere of companies: the needs of workers and what higher positions can offer are not always found to generate a solution that benefits all parties.

Where earlier this is noted is the frequency with which workers give up.

Why do some good employees end up leaving the companies?

It is clear that there are many possible reasons why employees leave work in large numbers, but the main reasons, leaving aside the causes external to the organization, can be summarized in the following.


1. The absurd contradictions

Many times, Conflicts and communication failures that occur in the highest positions in the organization chart of a company they make the employees are receiving contradictory orders with certain frequency.

This is very easy to happen when one or more people in charge of coordinating teams take too many things for granted about the knowledge and intentions of other bosses who are in the same hierarchical level, or when the competences of each one are not clear and , without knowing it, they interfere in the tasks of the others giving some orders that they should not be giving.

Employees see these contradictions as a source of instability that, in addition to making his work a less pleasant experience, at some point it could turn into a dismissal because of a superior.


2. Offenses to meritocracy

Ascending or increasing the salary to the wrong people not only tends to make the productivity of the company suffer more, but also generates a bad organizational climate in which everyone assumes that the efforts that are made do not have to be rewarded .

Internalizing this logic makes employees with less expectations about their possible promotion in the company tend to perform just enough to achieve the minimum objectives that are required, while those who are working in the company for the possibility of being promoted will seek other jobs.

3. Confuse the best employees with a patch

To think that the most productive and well-trained employees can bear their responsibilities and those of that part of the staff that is incapable of performing the necessary (often, high and intermediate positions) is to speculate with their performance and displace some problems in the future that accumulate over time.


If this is done, not only will the appearance of Burnout Syndrome be favored in those "exemplary" employees, but also will be moving towards him problems that exist beyond his work . When these workers give up, not only will there be a void in their position, but the ineffectiveness of many other people will be fully exposed.

4. Habituation to the spirit of sacrifice

There are some employees who, without being asked, perform more than what is expected of them . Normally this is appreciated by their superiors, but it is possible that with the passage of time this kind of sacrifice is taken as something normal and that, the month in which the employee works justly, reproaches and recriminations appear for working less. This is a totally toxic practice typical of exploitation situations, employees know it, so they will soon disappear from the company.

If you want to guarantee this type of extra effort, what you have to do is stop being extra. That is, give something in return.

5. Intrusions in private life

Having an informal and friendly deal with employees is not a bad thing in itself, but nobody likes to be forced to be friends with their boss or boss . Insisting a lot on taking the nature of the relationship beyond the scope of work can be seen as an intrusion and, if it is very intense and insistent, as a way of manipulating employees.

6. The lies

The lies are not just a sign of disrespect towards the interlocutor. Everything that happens in an organization is given from the existence of pacts. If a superior clearly violates his / her word, even in a seemingly insignificant topic, about what is done in the company or what is going to be done in the future, this can be interpreted as a threat sign.

The workers will interpret that their superiors only stop lying where the law forces them to do so and, therefore, they can be scammed while their work force is stolen.

7. The inability to learn

It is true that not all employee profiles seek to learn in an organization, but deprive this possibility to those who do want to develop their training is usually fatal . Very few of these people are willing to stay in a company in exchange for a salary and a few lines in their CV: they need to feel that they are moving along a learning curve.

8. The lack of bottom-up communication

Companies in which workers can not come into contact with the highest positions in the organization chart, or can only do so when these seconds decide, know that there is very little chance that their demands and needs will be covered by the organization, since In the first place, they are not even heard. Thus, they will be pessimistic about their future in the organization, and will look for other jobs .


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