This article from the Harvard Business Review, March 8, 2016, by Ravi S. Gajendran and Deepak Somaya, provides some interesting insights around the conventional wisdom that says "people don't leave companies, they leave bad bosses".
The findings were summarized from the research article published by Ravi S. Gajendran, Sumita Raghuram, Deepak Somaya and Xiangmin Liu. The work was partly funded by a grant from the Society for Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation. The full report is available through the Wiley Online Library (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/peps.12143/abstract)
The authors offer three key implications for managers and companies:
Leadership does not beget retention.
Good leaders build strong alumni relationships.
Off-boarding is very important.
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