Concerning Reid Hoffman‘s new essay, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age (HBS Press), I must say I agree with him: Professional relationships between employee and employer are broken. Lifelong relationships are over, mostly due to precarious labour conditions and conflicting interests.
Shareholders’ capitalism is a term frequently used these days which complicates having goals in the long run. From my point of view, a company which has no long-term goals proves disloyalty to employees. Any business which does not have a clear strategy or purpose, which basically decides its actions according to personal interests, it is a business which may soon die.
Therefore, how can a company with only short-term goals motivate employees? Offering training and development is unlikely a solution if it is not even clear what they will be doing in the future. How can, then, a business keep talent? I would love to read your comments on this matter.
In my opinion, the most important thing to keep workers motivated is: keeping talent.Talent likes other talent, so if you want to retain your best employees, keep them surrounded by other great people. In other words, if you bring talent, you will attract more talent. Think about it.