Call it the “Groundhog Day” syndrome.
In the movie of that name, a TV weatherman lives a single day of his life over and over, never quite learning from his experiences—at least not until the end.
Consider it a metaphor for many ill-prepared organizations, which don’t preserve knowledge or essential processes when employees depart, forcing them to learn lessons anew. Similarly, many fail provide platforms enabling idea sharing companywide, a new ThoughtFarmer/Ragan Communications survey reveals.
The extent of the challenge is revealed in a free report, “Stop the brain drain: Survey reveals biggest communication challenges when employees leave.”
The survey of hundreds of communicators reveals weaknesses in collaboration, retention of know-how and top-down dissemination of executive messages. Given a lack of platforms to make these possible, companies force each new employee to start from square one.