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Employees are not pawns

pawns  As January draws to a close, I came across an article, that whilst not entirely original, made a statement that is always worth remembering, both to those of us charged with developing and nurturing others, and to those of us who are employees. One statement stood out in this article:

“Moving people in abrupt ways to different cities, roles, teams, floors, even desks, can and will be traumatic. Movement …. needs to be calculated and thoughtful. Not hurried and rushed.”


January is a time of year when organisations make plans, when they seek to change, to “create better efficiencies”. It’s also one of the key moments in the year when employees who perceive that they are being treated like pawns decide enough is enough, and go off to look for an organisation that will treat them as an individual.



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January 29, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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