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Build relationships faster

The message from the data is this: we must build relationships with our new team members more quickly. On average, the younger generations stick with an organization for less than 3 years (via the Bureau of Labor Statistics). It may be an age thing. More likely it is because we are in an unabashed employees’ job market and they are moving quickly among opportunities. So, while we have them, we need to move faster to build the relationships. By doing so, we may have a better chance at keeping them around for just a bit longer. And, by doing so, we have a better chance at pushing even more great work out the door.

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Relationships

Published on September 25, 2018

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