Binding forces and binding killers in companies

There's a lot of friction between employers and their employees - with drastic consequences. According to the representative survey, 60 percent of employees are dissatisfied with the retention offers. The joint study "Cohesion - Tomorrow's Retention Forces" by the rheingold institute and Pawlik Consultants also shows that up to 39 percent are open to change or have already decided to do so. In times of a shortage of skilled workers, this is alarming news for companies.

Joachim Pavlik

"Sensitivity and empathy on the part of managers are becoming even more important," says rheingold founder Stephan Grünewald. Since employees are no longer automatically within the visual range of their superiors, it is important to remain actively in contact with them, he says. "It's important to recognize early on how they're doing and what they need," Grünewald said. The study showed that many employees are unaware of bonding deficits and therefore rarely articulate them, according to Joachim Pawlik, management coach and CEO of the PAWLIK Group. "Attachment erodes quietly". Pawlik is therefore concerned with how managers can actively create more bonding in the future.


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Six central binding factors

In in-depth psychological interviews, the rheingold institute identified six cohesion factors that managers can address to improve cohesion within the company. The high importance of the factors was confirmed for the majority of employees in a representative panel. According to the survey, "pride in one's work" and "flexibility" are the most important factors for a majority of employees. Two thirds of employees want their own contribution to the big picture to be recognizable (pride in work: 68%) and two thirds want their employer to enable them to reconcile private and professional development (flexibility: 66%). The other key cohesion factors are team involvement (58%), "appreciation" through a permanent place in the company (53%), a clear corporate mission (51%) and individual further training (48%).

The PAWLIK Group is a consulting company for personnel and organizational development, personnel consulting and digital consulting with more than 400 consultants at 15 international locations.

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