It seems like one of the reasons that organizations struggle to have long-lived, stable teams is because they have challenges keeping talented people. How many companies claim to be successful because of their people but don't make the effort to provide what they need to stay long-term? Too many people identify with Dilbert cartoons as a result--it's the Dilbert Paradox.
Luckily, there's a way to beat the Dilbert Paradox:
First, senior leadership must map business goals to individual goals, providing employees with ample opportunities to build skills and capabilities that will take them wherever they want to go. As Brown and his co-authors say: “Talented workers join companies and stay there because they believe they’ll learn faster and better than they would at other employers.”
How are you growing your people? At a first glance, you might think that you don't have time to provide your employees the training they need, but the truth is, you can't afford not to provide it. As Johanna Rothman argues, training is a necessary part of technical work. After all, training can be expensive, but the risk of not training your people and having them stay can be costly.