8 things leaders do that make employees quit

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7a51f0341932775536f4ce14129887e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150156102/the-aia-has-some-advice-about-leadership-succession" >Employee retention</a> is a big issue in <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs" >today's job market</a> and many firms have had to deal with the undesirable reality of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150150395/when-an-employee-quits-what-do-you-do" >losing valued team members</a>. While the reasons someone might leave a job are wide and complex, there are some factors that leaders can address themselves to counteract employee departure. In a recent essay, Jon Christiansen, Ph.D., <a href="https://hbr.org/2019/09/8-things-leaders-do-that-make-employees-quit" >lists 8 mistakes</a> he says leaders do that make employees quit and presents ways to avoid them:

“Mistake 1:  Setting inconsistent goals or expectations.”

Christiansen explains that “when employees are forced to choose between tasks in order to meet competing expectations, the result is a team of stressed out people without clear priorities.” For example, let’s say a junior designer has to choose between finishing a set of drawings on time for a project and doing adequate research for a presentation. They know that there’s no way they be late with the drawings, but they also realize that if they don’t do the right amount of research they…

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