If you’re looking for a quick “status check” on the culture of your workplace, ask this simple question: When employees leave your organization, how do they feel about it?
Do they leave with a good taste in their mouths? Do they feel like their period of employment was worthwhile? Might they even have some sadness over leaving because working there was a good experience?
Or, by contrast…do they feel angry, resentful, disappointed, or perhaps just mightily relieved to be out of there?
Of course, circumstances behind departures vary tremendously, and not all partings are voluntary. Nevertheless, honest answers to this question reveal a lot about the psychological health and morale within your place of employment.