Why low employee turnover isn’t always a good thing
Chad Biagini, Nolan Partners’ Global Head of Sport and MD North America, discusses a common challenge in organizations: how inertia from group think – the pressure to conform in a group – can interfere with individual critical thinking, resulting in poor decisions. Biagini argues that this problem is exacerbated by low employee turnover, noting that while companies strive for the lowest number of staff changes, in reality, low turnover can actually hold an organization back. In order for organizations to thrive and compete, they need to increase diversity and hire individuals who will challenge prevailing processes. Without a constant replenishing of fresh talent and ideas, organizations are in danger of stagnating or, worse, falling victim to toxic group think.