How to damage employee relations

Poor management, inflexibility and dishonesty are all a surefire road to retention ruin.

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As a company, Twitter excels at employee relations and remains a leader in workplace culture. In fact, a former manager provided this on Glassdoor about working for the social media empire: “[It was] a company with great people, culture and transparency,” he wrote.

Significantly, this comment was not just about the leadership at Twitter; it reflected the dynamics of the positive employer-employee relations Twitter offers. And the comment wasn’t unique. Stated another former employee: “[Twitter supported] working hard, having ideas translated to building new things and [it] offered promotions.”

It’s no secret that a company cannot operate successfully without productive employees: Leading industry experts identify bad managers, lack of flexibility and lack of honesty as major contributing factors to damaged employee relations.

Yet companies often fall short of showing this valuable asset—their employees—how their contributions are important. Here is a breakdown of three of the biggest factors damaging employer-employee relations and the repercussions they may have:

1. Bad managers destroy great employees.

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