elephant outside the room

Suppose you know your way around an Eisenhower matrix. In that case, you’ll know that when you never make it out of the urgent and important quadrant, you have no long-term strategy.

Some HR departments are close to panicking. Their employees are quitting faster than they can hire them. As a result, they have no choice but to do urgent and important tasks, day in and day out. The elephant isn’t even in the room. It didn’t get invited and it’s waiting outside.

Without looking into the future, strategically, you’ll be stuck in the urgent and important quadrant forever. Understanding employee retention, or why people are actually leaving your company isn’t killing your pain today, but it’s alleviating it for tomorrow.

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