We think of turnover as something we must do.
Like, you work for us and you have to leave. Or you have to leave because you’re being fired. Voluntary turnover is like that. It’s something we have to do, but if we don’t want to have to do it, then we can’t.
We think of a voluntary turnover as something we do. Its like the first time you have to leave, and then you have to go back and do it again.
Voluntary turnover can be a good thing too. It can make people rethink what they want to do and what they can do. But it also can be a terrible thing in the wrong hands. We can see this in the case of people who get fired or quit or dont get their way. Its hard to get everyone on the same page when you dont have the same goals or ideals. Voluntary turnover can be a good thing, but it can also be a bad thing.
The problem is when people leave their companies or jobs voluntarily. It seems crazy to think that those who leave voluntarily, and not because they are fired, have a better idea of what they want to do. But when people are fired involuntarily, their minds are filled with so much anger and fear that they can’t even think anything else, they just go back to doing the same old thing.
Well… I guess I should tell you that voluntarily leaving your company or job is not a bad thing. People may be fired involuntarily for a variety of other reasons, but the fact that they didn’t have the same career goals or ideals as you doesn’t make that any less frustrating. We all like to think of our companies as a place that we can take pride in. But when we are fired, we usually don’t feel as if we earned the right to take pride in our company.
Do you know how many people have been killed by your company for their work? I know it sounds like a joke, but it has had more than my share of people dying by their own hands. Our last post was about this one…
voluntarily turnover is a common reason for employee turnover. I think the question we need to ask ourselves is, “What is the difference between voluntary turnover and involuntary turnover?” In Voluntary turnover, we are fired because we have a different opinion on a topic than our managers. Our managers may just think it’s a perfectly acceptable decision. In Involuntary turnover your managers are your only source of support and encouragement. It can be particularly tough when your manager leaves the company.
In Voluntary turnover, we are fired because we no longer have a role in the company. We no longer have a position. In Involuntary turnover, we are let go because management has decided that we no longer have a role in the company. We are no longer the face of the company.
In Involuntary turnover, we are allowed to keep the company’s current position, but not to keep the future of the company. In Voluntary turnover, we are allowed to keep control of the company, but not to keep the future of the company. In Voluntary turnover, we are forced to get the company back up, not to get it back up. In Voluntary turnover, we are forced to take down the company, not to get rid of the company.