This is somewhat counter to what we’ve been told over the years, isn’t it?
“Up until my meeting with Susan, I had always believed that people quit leaders not companies. But then I realized that there is probably another way to look at it. It is more than just leaders.
People do not just quit companies or leaders…they quit organizational cultures.”
However, the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Here’s the thing, if you have a great boss, but the organization is a mess, neither you, or your boss, will be able to change it. Eventually, you’ll probably both leave.
On the other hand, if you have a terrible boss, in a good company culture, there’s some hope that the upper management will recognize the problem and maybe do something about it. In a poor culture? No way that’s going to happen, so you might as well get out.
Have you ever stayed with a bad boss because you trusted the culture and management to fix problems? Or did you just get out instead of waiting on that?